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Words That Sneak Up On Me III: Some Serious Talk About Sass and Other Sundries

Now, I’ve been wont to say I don’t really have a Southern accent.  While this is not strictly accurate to the ear raised in other latitudes, it does hold largely true that I am less likely to betray my origins by bend and elision of speech than I am to give it away with… 935 more words

Memoir

Biloxi, Then and Now

This past weekend, my wife Jo Ann, our friend Sharon and I spent a nice weekend in Biloxi.  We took the RV and stayed in a park right across from the beach.  2,092 more words

Biloxi

SOUTHERN DECAY IV

IV: OUT OF CHILDHOOD, INTO DUST

My mother’s hand on my baby book is an image that I will keep with me for a long time. 104 more words

We're All Mad Here

Mud Will Tell: Watermelon Theft Doesn't Pay

      My childhood is one checkered by stories that seem to have no actual end.  The plots all resemble a rather twiggy shrub as opposed to the smooth, direct line of distinctive motion that most stories are supposed to have.  874 more words

Memoir

Food for Thought-Words I Actually Uttered While Out Visiting Parishioners This Afternoon

1.  Howdy

2.  That looks like the last chicken left in Atlanta.

3.  So you’re watching Walker Texas Ranger.

4.  Is this one the one where he has the flashback? 8 more words

Food For Thought

SOUTHERN WOMEN

There is something special about Southern women. There are elements engrained in our history, in our ability to be hospitable and in our namesake. We take on the names of the great women that have created a legacy before us, in hopes of leaving our own legacies. 500 more words