Saturday, February 28, 2009
Posted by Tina Leavy at 7:39 PM
Friday, February 27, 2009
* Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up "a mess."
* Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of "yonder."
* Only a Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is, as in: "Going to town, be back directly."
* Even Southern babies know that "Gimme some sugar" is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.
* All Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.
* Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor's trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin!
* Only Southerners grow up knowing the difference between "right near" and "a right far piece." They also know that "just down the road" can be 1 mile or 20.
* Only a Southerner, both knows and understands, the difference between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and po' white trash.
* No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.
* A Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.
* Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines, ... and when we're "in line," We talk to everybody!
* Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage.
* In the South, y'all is singular, all y'alls is plural.
* Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.
* Every Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a breakfast food; and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.
* When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself lookin'," you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!
* Only true Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk." Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it -- we do not like our tea unsweetened. "Sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk
* And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say,"Bless her heart" ... and go your own way.
To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by your Southerness: Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your heart!
And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff, bless your hearts, I hear they are fixin' to have classes on Southernness as a second language!
And for those that are not from the South but have lived here for a long time, all y'all need a sign to hang on y'alls front porch that reads "I ain't from the South, but I got here as fast as I could."
Southern girls know men may come and go, but friends are fahevah!
Now Shugah, share this with someone who was raised in the South or wish they had been!
If you're a Northern transplant, Bless your little heart, fake it. We know you got here as fast as you could!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 10:30 PM
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I recently participated in the One World One Heart blogging event. A fun way to "meet" other bloggers,and artists across blogland. And wow! this year there were 911 bloggers that participated in the event!!..everyone posted art items, or creations, or goodies of some sort to share with the blog community.
From Deb over at http://www.breathingbesideus.blogspot.com/ I won this darling t-shirt!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 9:36 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Well..yay! the garage sale went o.k. yesterday..not the best garage sale we have ever had here, and not the worst one either..it fell into the middle ground on garage sales held here.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 9:25 PM
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Had a nice day today.Hope you did too.
Worked on getting some more seeds packaged up for the little garden shop over at:http://www.myvictorygarden.etsy.com/
Love finding things on etsy like this... for not much money.
You can find more than 100 different kinds of really cool vinyl wall decals for your home decor at: http://www.wilsongraphics.etsy.com/
Posted by Tina Leavy at 8:34 PM
Monday, February 16, 2009
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
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Sunday, February 1, 2009
The new Feb./March 2009 issue of "Small Town Living" magazine is now available at
This issues highlights include:
* Cover Story: The Napa Farmhouse 1885
*Small Town Business:
Know Your Target Market and Competition
*Self-Sufficiency How To:
Canning and Preserving
Your Garden's Bounty
*The Accidental Irisarian
*Country For Sale:
Three Affordable Properties in Rural America
* The American Artisans Guide:
Sources for Handmade Goods
* Special Section: Spring Garden Basics
Why Plant Heirloom Seed
Making Compost Tea
Recycled Seed Starters
Please feel free to let your friends and family know about this magazine, and feel free to post a link on your blog to the website.
If you'd like to include the above image in your blog's sidebar, simply right click on the image and save to your computer..then it can be used on a blog sidebar.
We greatly appreciate any help in "spreading the news"
Paul and Tina~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 8:14 PM