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.


Katherine 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!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I am a southern girl you can hear it in my voice also

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

Oh my... You are so Sweet!!! Since I'm a Southern Girl at Heart, I just had to say "Thank You" for such a lovely posting! Bless your Heart!!!

God Bless!!! Net

Merry Christmas!!!

Arabella's Cottage (The former Black Cats Cottage) said...

Some girls might wonder if they are Jackie or Marilyn but as you said, we Southern girls wonder if we are Scarlett or Melanie. Love your blog.