Sunday, June 6, 2010

To Dixie and Rue

I was born in the South.  I grew up in the South.  My family is from the South.  I grew up knowing and loving strong Southern women.  Women who were sweet as iced tea and peach cobbler but who had a backbone.  Who would give you the shirt off their back but wouldn't let you take it.  So as a child of the 80s, I related and looked up to ladies like Julia Sugarbaker and Blanche Devereaux.  They showed me what Southern ladies are - kind, bold, funny, confident and tough.  Sassy, brassy and classy. 

Thank you for your example.

And don't even get me started on Steel Magnolias.


D&D said...

oh, we won't!

SG said...

I just got a little misty-eyed. It's so beautiful

Christina said...

I'd just like to point out the first comment is from someone from the North and the second comment is from someone from the South. Honestly, how can Steel Magnolias, Golden Girls and Designing Women not translate? :-)

SG said...

"the only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize"