Category Archives: Growing Up Southern

My Dad, Elvis and Christmas

Our brains are weird, aren’t they? Or is that just me My parents divorced when I was 9. My dad was pretty good about keeping up the visitation schedule until he moved 4 hours away, and then it was less … Continue reading

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Southern Movie Marathon

It’s August in northeast Texas. Humidity 100+ degrees outside Burn bans Giant blood sucking mosquitos who are currently plotting to swarm me What to do? Watch all my favorite movies, of course. 1. Gone With the Wind Oh, Clark Gable … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman Underoos and stifled dreams

I loved Wonder Woman when I was younger. Once I outgrew Strawberry Shortcake and Barbie, I was fascinated with She-Ra and Wonder Woman. I wanted to be them, and between the two, Wonder Woman was my favorite. Not only did … Continue reading

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Tofu is breaking this southern girl’s heart

photo credit: arimoore via photopin cc Tofu!? I don’t really understand how all this happened. I mentioned to a few people that I really needed to have more energy. When I hit the afternoon, I bottomed out – big time. … Continue reading

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Ushering in Spring with Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler to welcome Spring I see the daffodils and jonquils showing their beautiful faces these days. And, if you are really a Southern Lit fan, I don’t think you can hear or see the word “jonquils” without thinking of … Continue reading

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Take one dog with an appetite for tree bark and one owner who loves plants and what do you get?

Tabasco Sauce and the Amazing, Astounding Zelda   My aunt and uncle had a beautiful, large Weimaraner named Zelda. Zelda had the run of the fenced in backyard. Zelda had an amazing, adventurous life. Some days, Zelda was a horse, … Continue reading

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Mustang Sally, Papa Hemingway, and a case of Key West karaoke gone wrong

These two drunk girls and one well-dressed guy come into this bar… photo credit: Stig Nygaard via photopin cc Could have been a great joke, but it turned out to be one of the two most memorable karaoke events I’ve ever … Continue reading

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