Southern Thing Column

We’re losing our handwriting … and a little piece of ourselves

Below is an excerpt from a column initially published on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to be directed to the full column now. On my daughter’s wedding day, she carried a gorgeous bouquet with a special tag attached. The small piece of leather, tied to the bouquet with a ribbon, was made by her… Continue reading We’re losing our handwriting … and a little piece of ourselves

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What is a Southern trifle and why is it called that?

Below is an excerpt from a column that appeared on It's a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com). To go directly to the full column, click here. Not long ago, I mentioned the word "trifle" in a column. As in, the dessert kind of trifle. I don't get to have it often but it is definitely a favorite… Continue reading What is a Southern trifle and why is it called that?

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Here’s why Southerners say ‘fixin’ to’

Below is an excerpt from a column that appeared on It's a Southern Thing (SoutherThing.com). To be immediately directed to the full column, click here. When I was at Auburn University, I went out with a guy in a fraternity for a couple of weeks. (The brothers put a hose through a window and –… Continue reading Here’s why Southerners say ‘fixin’ to’

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My burly 6-foot-7 hubby wants to star in a Hallmark Christmas movie and I’m so confused

Below is an excerpt of a column that originally appeared on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to be redirected to the full column now. Sweetums may be going through a midlife crisis. Thankfully, he has no interest in flashy sports cars so he’s changing things up by … becoming an actor. Yep. He recently… Continue reading My burly 6-foot-7 hubby wants to star in a Hallmark Christmas movie and I’m so confused