Tuesday, May 1, 2012

You Might Be a Southern Lady if...

What makes a 'Girl Raised in the South' so very extraordinary?  Why, it's the very essence of who we are--our style, our heritage, and our upbringing.
Deborah Ford, Author
"Girls Raised in the South Guide to Life"


You might be a Southern Lady if ...

~You always wear real pearls, and have been known to wear them to the gym.

~You always take manners seriously.

~You always say "yes ma'am," "no ma'am," "please," and "thank you."

~You have a collection of fancy deviled egg plates.

~You pull over to the side of the road when a funeral procession passes, showing respect for the deceased.

~You know how to entertain, and all your parties have themes.

~You cross your legs at your ankles.

~You believe that if you can be ready to leave the house in less than 30 minutes, you probably shouldn't be leaving the house at all.

~You always clean your house before going on a trip, just in case you don't come home.

~You monogram everything.

~You know that no matter how old you are, your father is "Daddy" and your mother is "Mama."

~You would never wear red or white to a wedding, nor would you wear red or white to a funeral.

~You would stay home before you wore white shoes or linen before Easter or after Labor Day.  Also, you would never wear velvet before Thanksgiving or after Valentine's Day.

~You only use a straw to sip a mint julep {silver straws are best}, when you are confined to your bed during an illness, when you have a Coke in a can or a sweet tea at Chick-fil-A.

~You follow up everything with "Bless your heart."

~You had two cakes at your wedding--a bride's cake and a groom's cake.

~You know that if your are chewing gum, you'd better be underneath the bed with the bedroom door closed.

~You love sweet tea, red velvet cake, black-eyed peas, fried okra, turnip greens, and cornbread.

~You think of yourself as either Scarlett O'Hara or Melanie Wilkes.

1 comment:

Katherine Parthum said...

Hi Miss Janice!
I just have to say that your blog is absolutely delightful, it's like a little ray of sunshine in my day. I am an 18 year old freshmen at Michigan State University and I feel like I am the only one who appreciates good manners. This blog is like a bible! Although i am from the north I identify with most of these points of the list, I even own Ford'd book! I have some hope because G.R.I.T.S can also mean Girls REFINED In The South! :)
You are such a great role model! Keep being fabulous!
Best,
Katherine
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