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Southern born, Southern reared. It's a quirky place and we are unique folk... These are my people and these are my stories.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Let's Be Like Southerners!

Only true Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk." 

Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it. When Southerners travel up north, they often order "tea" with their
meals and get unsweet tea without ice. When we order tea,no matter where we are, we expect sugar and lots of it poured over lots of ice. "Sweet iced tea" is the way you'll often hear us describe it. "Would you like a glass of sweet iced tea?" Or ... we may just say, "Tea?" You should know what that means ...

For the record, "sweet iced-tea" is always best served on a hot day and in Mason jar ... 

"Sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk. Personally, I never took to buttermilk, but my mother swore it was "so gooood" especially when served with some hot apple pie. 

Do you have a favorite "sweet iced tea" recipe? Here's a good one: Southern Sweet Iced Tea

Thursday, August 8, 2013

And the Winner Is ...

First let me say that this was not easy!!

But I do have a winner ... tough as it was.

I narrowed it down ... and down ... and down ... with the top three being:

Beverly Goode (who was our first anonymous, but gave herself up when prodded)
"Every Good Thing" (I'm not sure of your name, please let us know who you are!)
and "Ready Writer" (I'm not sure of your name, either ... and would like to know who you are)

The winner wrote:

Taffeta restles and the chattering of my companions quiets into whispers around me ...

Ready Writer! Please let us know who you are and then contact me privately at PenNhnd@gmail.com with your name, etc. so I can send you your Amazon.com gift card!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Writing Contest for August 2013

Hush by James Tissot (1836-1902).

A little about the artist: James Jacques Joseph Tissot was a French painter who studied under such greats as Jules-Elie Delaunay, Hippolyte Flandrin and Louis Lamoth. Tissot developed his reputation in art as a painter of elegantly dressed women shown in scenes of fashionable life, current to the times. Tissot spent much of his life in Britain.

The Contest: In the COMMENT box below, and in 150 words or less, write from the scene above. Be creative! Make it uniquely your own. I will read all entries and pick the winner based on content one week from today (so be sure to check back because I won't hunt you down! :)). Winner receives an Amazon.com gift certificate.