Southern Thing Column

Thankful for Channing Tatum and elastic waistbands

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. In the halcyon days after we've successfully navigated the dizzying switch from Halloween to Hallmark, it's time for humor columnists everywhere to take a step back from snark and try to bring… Continue reading Thankful for Channing Tatum and elastic waistbands

Southern Thing Column

It’s like Suzanne Sugarbaker said: The man should have to kill the bug

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 like to think of myself as an independent woman, one who can take care of herself and anyone else who happens to be around, so no one was as surprised as… Continue reading It’s like Suzanne Sugarbaker said: The man should have to kill the bug

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A Southern girl will always need her daddy

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. As I dip a brush into the can of paint – Sherwin-Williams Silken Peacock – I can hear my father’s voice. Dip lightly. Only the tip of the brush should be covered… Continue reading A Southern girl will always need her daddy

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Parents eating kids’ Halloween candy is not ‘stealing.’ It’s more like calling in a marker

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. OK, people. I have to take issue with a recent survey. I know what you’re thinking – I often take issue with surveys. But I have a very logical reason: They’re stupid.… Continue reading Parents eating kids’ Halloween candy is not ‘stealing.’ It’s more like calling in a marker

Southern Thing Column

So y’all want to have a yard sale. I’ll just go ahead and bless your little hearts

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. A woman with bouncy curls and a matching personality stood in my driveway last weekend ogling a like-new, big-screen TV I was selling at a garage sale. I'd labeled it $50. "Will… Continue reading So y’all want to have a yard sale. I’ll just go ahead and bless your little hearts