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Did your granny have a ‘pocketbook’? A glossary of old-fashioned words

Below is an excerpt from my column that originally appeared on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to read the full column now. This column had a "sequel" of even more granny words. Click here to read the full follow-up now. The other day, a friend posted on Facebook that she'd used the word "pocketbook"… Continue reading Did your granny have a ‘pocketbook’? A glossary of old-fashioned words

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We can’t get enough of ‘Escape to the Chateau.’ Here’s what we’ve learned about Brits

Below is an excerpt of column that originated on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to be immediately linked to the full column. Reading the full column there helps bring readership to SouthernThing.com. Thanks! We Southerners like to think of ourselves as the most colorful folks – in language, food creations and general quirkiness –… Continue reading We can’t get enough of ‘Escape to the Chateau.’ Here’s what we’ve learned about Brits

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So I have an octopus rug. According to experts, I fit right in with pandemic weirdos

Below is an excerpt of a column that appeared on SouthernThing.com. Click here to read the column in its entirety. One day, a friend came to my house for lunch and I was showing her some new décor items. I'd been ordering a lot on Amazon – you know, so I'd see a human being… Continue reading So I have an octopus rug. According to experts, I fit right in with pandemic weirdos

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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