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Do you have a ‘potluck’ dish? A history of potlucks in the South

Below is an excerpt from a column that originated on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to be immediately directed to the full column. “What’s your potluck dish?” Here in the South, it’s a question one might ask of a potential employee, church committee member or even a spouse. It’s nearly as important as the… Continue reading Do you have a ‘potluck’ dish? A history of potlucks in the South

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We don’t deserve dogs but thank goodness they don’t know that

Below is an excerpt from Kelly Kazek's column that appeared on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to be directed to the full column. I'm looking at My Trusty Sidedog Lucy, lying on her bed in front of the crackling fire. Those big eyes – the ones that earned her so many treats and got… Continue reading We don’t deserve dogs but thank goodness they don’t know that

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In my South, the motto is peace, love and biscuits

Below is an excerpt from a column originally published on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to read the full column now. Some people wonder, what makes the South the South? Is it the borders of a group of states? The food? The mindset? Why do we Southerners think of ourselves as having an “otherness,”… Continue reading In my South, the motto is peace, love and biscuits

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‘Twas Bigfoot’s Night Before Christmas: Do you believe in Santa-squatch?

Below is an excerpt from last week's column, which is a bit of Christmas whimsy. Do you believe in Santa-squatch? Please read the full column on SouthernThing.com by clicking here. 'Twas the night before Christmas And down in their burrow Mama Squatch noticed Truman's little brow furrowed, It was time, her son said, To sit… Continue reading ‘Twas Bigfoot’s Night Before Christmas: Do you believe in Santa-squatch?