Southern Thing Column

We need to talk about socks with sandals

Following is an excerpt of column published on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to be directed to the full column now. You know that time of year when people start wearing shorts with long-sleeve sweatshirts? It's kind of an offshoot of the Southern fall, when we have no idea if it will be 85… Continue reading We need to talk about socks with sandals

Southern Thing Column

The dishwasher is 2 steps from the sink. Just put the dadburned plate in there

Below is an excerpt of a column that appears on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to read it in its entirety. My childhood home at 123 Lake Drive in Warner Robins, Ga., did not have an automatic dishwasher. It did have some pretty awesome saloon doors leading to the kitchen that my brother Doofus… Continue reading The dishwasher is 2 steps from the sink. Just put the dadburned plate in there

Southern Thing Column

Could this be the end of lipstick, y’all?

Below is an excerpt from a column that appeared on SouthernThing.com. Click here to read the column in its entirety. I think women could be divided into two age categories – those who have ever worn a slip and pantyhose and those who have not. I'm in the former. What that means is, I was… Continue reading Could this be the end of lipstick, y’all?

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Thoughts from a Southern mama when her baby gets married

Below is an excerpt from a column originally published on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to read the full column on SouthernThing.com. When Baby Girl got married a few weeks ago, we had lived through the stress of COVID-19 quarantine and postponement of the original ceremony. I was so happy for her that day… Continue reading Thoughts from a Southern mama when her baby gets married