Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I'm Southern......right?

Since the day I started this blogging journey, I have perused tons and tons of other blogs. I especially love blogs that have southern somewhere in the title. The other day, I stumbled upon a girl's blog that was really cute, but it made me stop dead in my tracks. This person is from the east coast - I believe from the South Carolina area. Right there on her about me page it states something like "I'm from the TRUE south". Ok, seriously...just what does that statement mean? I really have never thought about this - ever! Does being from Texas imply that I am not a true southerner? Am I too hick to know how to act and entertain like a southern lady? I hope not. I know how to behave graciously and I'm definitely working on the entertaining part. I try extremely hard to treat everyone with friendliness and hospitality when I meet them and they visit my home. I had a discussion about this with my friend and she said that maybe Texans are perceived as too "redneck" and without all the social graces and old southern traditions that people from Georgia, the Carolinas, Tenn, etc possess. I really can't see where this idea originated, but from one dixie chick to another....it is far from the truth.

I found this cute book. The title is hilarious and it was written by a funny, southern girl - of course! You need to check her out.


ellen said...
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ellen said...

Sorry. My first post had too many typos.

That book looks hilarious! Do you have it? If so, I'd love to read it when you are finished!

I've never understood the "real south" comments either.

Shabby Mama said...

as a history major i think that is such a bunch of bull...there is nothing more STEEL of a Magnolia than a Texas woman..we are both belle AND pioneer! as Texans we are unique from the South..we were our own country after all..so many southerners have family heritage from the Deep South..so yes i can maybe agree we are a bit different but i think it just makes us MORE wonderful;;;

Glitter & Bliss said...

Love visiting here... You are my inspiration. Love your tunes too.

R said...

for real! how dare someone say that texas isn't part of the real south? puh-leeze. i get tired of that too.

~ Humility ~

Humility is perpetual quietness of heart.
It is to have no trouble.
It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore,
To wonder at nothing that is done to me,
to feel nothing done against me.
It is to be at rest when nobody praises me,
And when I am blamed or despised;
it is to have a blessed home in myself
where I can go in and shut the door
and kneel to my Father
in secret and be at peace,
as in a deep sea of calmness, when all
around and about is trouble.