• Proper Southern Manners
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    Proper Southern Manners

    Proper Southern Manners What has happened to Proper Southern Manners? Heck, what has happened to manners in general? I have noticed lately that manners have basically just gone right out the darn window. Walking into a store, young men don’t hold doors any longer (well my son Jacob does and Aileen’s son Zack does).  The language you hear coming out of some of these kids these days is enough to make a sailor cringe and I should know as I am married to one. Even though Tom was a sailor he often cringes hearing these kids. Well I decided that I would post portions of a Booklet on Southern Manners,…

  • 14 Things All Southern Women Know To Be True Southern women are Strong, classy, sweet etc. Here are 14 that they know that you may not! From sweet tea, monograms, southern gentleman to pearls hair and God. #southernwomen
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    14 Things All Southern Women Know To Be True

     14 Things All Southern Women Know To Be True 1. If you don’t have something monogrammed, you can’t sit with us. Whether it’s as simple as your daily planner or as intense as having your entire bedroom covered in your given initials, monogramming is a way of life in the south and for southern women. I don’t know who first came up with the whole thing. I assume it’s because sorority girls had trouble distinguishing their belongings from one another and this was their brilliant solution. All I know is that I receive at least one gift every holiday, birthday or special occasion that has my monogram on it and…

  • Children,  Just Plain Southern

    Saying Grace In A Restaurant

    Saying Grace in a Restaurant! Last week, I took my children to a restaurant.My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace.As we bowed our heads he said,“God is good, God is great.Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you moreif Mom gets us ice-cream for dessert.And Liberty and justice for all!Amen” Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby,I heard a woman remark,“That’s what’s wrong with this country.Kids today don’t even know how to pray.Asking God for ice-cream!Why, I never!” Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me,“Did I do it wrong?Is God mad at me?” As I held him and assured him…

  • How To Stop A Gossip
    Humor,  Just Plain Southern

    How To Stop A Gossip

    How to stop a gossip. Most all of us have encountered or know someone that is a gossip, especially if you live in a very small town. They can spread a rumor faster than a forest fire. This story will show you how one man took this issue into his own hands and stopped a gossip fast in her tracks. Perhaps the next time you are faced with a gossip spreading rumors about you, you will remember this story. Perhaps it will give you an idea as to how to stop your own gossiper in his or her tracks. If you do, please let us know! We would love to…

  • Pimento Cheese
    Appetizers,  Just Plain Southern,  Recipes

    Pimento Cheese

    If y’all have never had Pimento Cheese, you have Got To Try It! This Southern classic is a staple in most kitchens. Creamy, cheesy goodness with a pop of tangy pepper. We slather this on crackers, burgers, fried green tomato sandwiches and of course, grilled cheese sandwiches. I swear you could spread this on a flip flop and it would be delicious. I usually have a Tupperware container of this just hanging out in our refrigerator. It is great to be able to just pop it into a serving dish if you have company that stops in unexpectedly. This is simple and quick to whip up and as I said,…

  • All good Southerners already know these, but in fairness to those Yankees who decided to stay down here we created this list. | Waffle House | Southern Names | Hillbillies | SEC Football | College Football | BBQ | Cracker Barrel | Two Southern Sweeties | #southernlifestyle #southern
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    Rules of the Southern Lifestyle

    Rules of the Southern Lifestyle All good Southerners already know these, but in fairness to those Yankees who decided to stay down here: 1. Don’t order a steak at a Waffle House. They serve breakfast 24 hrs a day, so let them cook something they know. 2. Don’t laugh at people’s names. Merleen, Bodie, Luther Ray, Tammy Ann, Mari Beth, and Inez have all been known to whip a man’s ass for less than that. 3. Don’t order a bottle of pop or a can of soda — this can lead to a merciless beating. Down South it’s called Coke, even if you want a Pepsi. 4. Don’t show allegiances…

  • 31 Things All Southerners Know. Phrases, words, college football, weather and manners. These are just a few things Southerners Know. front porch, rocking chairs, the south, southern lifestyle #southernlifestyle
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    Southerners Know…

    31 Things Southerners Know… Southerners know their summer weather report:HumidityHumidityHumidity Southerners know their vacation spots:The beachThe rivuhThe crick Southerners know everybody’s first name:HoneyDarlin’Shugah Southerners know the movies that speak to their hearts:Fried Green TomatoesDriving Miss DaisySteel MagnoliasGone With The Wind Southerners know their religions:BapdissMethdissFootball Southerners know their cities dripping with Southern charm:Chawl’stnS’vanahFoat WuthN’awlinsAddlanna Southerners know their elegant gentlemen:Men in uniformMen in tuxedosRhett Butler Southern girls know their prime real estate:The MallThe Country ClubThe Beauty Salon Southern girls know the 3 deadly sins:Having bad hair and nailsHaving bad mannersCooking bad food Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit, and that you don’t “HAVE” them,you…

  • Children,  Humor,  Just Plain Southern

    Where Did “Piss Poor” and Other Phrases Come From?

    Have you ever wondered where the phrase “piss poor” came from? Or maybe some other phrases that we have heard throughout the years such as “it’s raining cats and dogs”? Well, here are some “versions” of the answers! Where did “Piss Poor” come from? Interesting history. They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot. And then once it was full it was taken and sold to the tannery… if you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor”. But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot… They “didn’t have…