Tuesday, December 21, 2010

You may be a southern girl if...

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

~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 stay home before you wore white shoes, patent leather 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 nice), during
an illness, or when you have a Coke in a can.

~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 you 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 have to have your stuff—Brighton, Arthur Court, Vera Bradley, Pink Monogram Clogs, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Lilly Pulitzer, and Burberry.

~You think fried catfish is the other white meat.

~You think of yourself as either Scarlett O’Hara, Reese Witherspoon, or Audrey Hepburn.

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