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Musings from a first-time visitor to Texas’ Buc-ee’s, the world’s largest convenience store

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here. Below are the first paragraphs. I just made my first real road trip through a small part of the Lone Star state, after years of only seeing it from the windows of the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.… Continue reading Musings from a first-time visitor to Texas’ Buc-ee’s, the world’s largest convenience store

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Dogs have no scruples about using those puppy eyes, the clever little sons of biscuits

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here. Below are the first paragraphs. Dogs can be sneaky little sons of biscuits. You know it's true. None of us like to admit it but our little fluffbottoms are masterful at manipulating us, mainly because we… Continue reading Dogs have no scruples about using those puppy eyes, the clever little sons of biscuits

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The strange tale of the Southerner who never heard of a tomato sandwich (!!!)

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here. Below are the first paragraphs. Strange things sometimes happen when you write a humor column. For instance, I might write about Bigfoot and start an entire debate about what kinds of foods he prefers, with some voting… Continue reading The strange tale of the Southerner who never heard of a tomato sandwich (!!!)

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Whoever decided it’s rude to put elbows on the table didn’t understand elbows. Or tables.

If you missed last week's column on It's a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here. Below are the first paragraphs. You know how it is at banquets. Lots of waiting for dishes to be set in front of you, listening to speakers speak and making conversation with strangers until you can… Continue reading Whoever decided it’s rude to put elbows on the table didn’t understand elbows. Or tables.

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The feel-good tadpole update you needed today

The excerpt below is from a column that originated on It’s a Southern Thing. Click the link at the bottom to read the full column or go ahead and click here now. Mamas are worriers. We just are. Some more than others, of course, and I got a healthy share of worrying genes. So when… Continue reading The feel-good tadpole update you needed today