Ode to the South


A few weeks ago when Big CJ and I went out to eat we noticed an interesting sign hanging behind the bar at the restaurant.  It was one of those pretty painted weathered signs and it had the cutest sayings about the south.  We laughed and I said I’d love to hang it in my house of course.  I decided to memorize what it said (my nickname is Rain Man, after all) and paint it myself.  If you know me you know I am as proud as a peacock to be a Southern girl.  I lived up north for a few years and while it’s a great place, there’s just no place like home.  But let me also say the greatest person I’ve ever known (aside from Mama and Daddy) happens to be from the north, my sweet husband.  So you can see that the north and the south are common topics of conversation in my home!
So Thursday while CD and I (CJ was at school) were shopping at the fabulously fabulous Fabric House I ran across this “southern saying” again!  I had to buy it—here’s how it goes:
The South (Thee South) noun.
“The place where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter, summer starts in April, mac and cheese is a vegetable, front porches are wide and words are long, pecan pie is a staple, y’all is the only proper noun, chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy, everything is darlin’, & someone’s heart is always being blessed.”
Now if that isn't the cutest thing! My husband has always said we Southern girls think we can say anything about anybody as long as we end the sentence with “Bless her heart”.  We’ve been trying to come up with a northern version but as you might imagine have been unable to agree on the particulars;)

Hope Y’ALL have a wonderful weekend, bless your hearts:)


  1. I love it! Campbell and Christian make me so excited about having a little boy.

  2. Love that quote! I consider myself a southern girl too (born & raised in a small town in Virginia). And yes, we use y'all as a proper noun in those parts too! And like you, I married a northerner...from Pittsburgh to be exact. They say "yins" instead of "y'all". LOL!

    Have a great day!