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Southern Traditions

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Let me say that I am a Southern girl and very proud of it.  Always have been.  I love Mississippi, the state, the people, and everything about it. Let me, also, say that I can be very niave in my little world.  I thought that certain traditions were the norm.  But I have recently figured out that some traditions are just born and raised in the deep South.  Like me, they have never really ventured far from home.  This made me start thinking about our "legacy" as a state and our future since certain events have unfolded here in the past couple of weeks.


My beautiful home state of Mississippi has been looked down upon by others in our great nation for a very long time.  We have been called racists, red necks, hicks, barefoot and pregnant, trailer trash...the list could go on and on.  Numerous movies have been made here and books written, showing the southern way of life to be that of secrets, lies, and outright racial bigotry.  I realize that our state (along with every other …

A Country Girl's Rite of Passage Continues

I am so sorry this has taken so long to finish but, hey, my chaotic life got in the way!  But I am back and ready to rock and roll!  If you haven't read the first part of this story, or if you need to be reminded since I took so long to finish, you can read it here!