• Proper Southern Manners Part 10 - Telephone Manners This is a great tool to use with your children when teaching them proper manners and etiquette while using the phone Telephone manners & telephone etiquette
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    Proper Southern Manners Part 10 – (Telephone Manners)

    This is Part 10 of the Proper Southern Manners Series. In this part we will be covering Telephone Manners and Etiquette. This is a great tool to use with your children when teaching them proper manners and etiquette while using the phone. Have you ever phoned someone only to have one of their children answer and you hear… “Yeah?” or “Yo” or “What’s up?” As we have spoken about previously, first impressions are huge and you only get one chance. Many times the phone call IS the first impression. My EX husband, El Conquistador, has a real pet peeve with people that do not use the words “can” and “may”…

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    Proper Southern Manners Part 9 – (Table Manners)

    As we have explained to our children, table manners are essential!! To get them to understand we spoke with them about going on dates (the opposite sex when speaking to teenagers is always a good way to get them to pay attention LOL).  Good table manners are something that will be important and carry through all our lives including dinners with family, going on dates and impressing that your man or woman you are out with, dinner parties as well as business dinners. Of course as we have pointed out throughout the Proper Southern Manners series, this is by no means all inclusive. It does, however, give us a starting…

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    Proper Southern Manners Part 7 (Being A Gentleman)

    Many, many people have asked when we were going to post part 7 in the “Proper Southern Manners Series”, well here it is. When you read this, think about some of the things that we hear or see these days from our young men. I know times change, but sometimes not always for the better. We would really appreciate your comments and additions to what you read in this entire series. Discussion is the first step in making a change.   Make it a great day, you deserve it!   Tracey and Aileen   P. S. Part 8 in the “Proper Southern Manners Series” is on Being A Lady (You…

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    Proper Southern Manners Part 6 (Maintaining Your Honor and Integrity)

    Proper Southern Manners Part 6 (Maintaining Your Honor and Integrity) In part 6 of the Proper Southern Manners series we will be talking about two of the things we feel are MOST important, Honor and Integrity! Too many children (and adults to be honest) seem to have thrown these right out of the window. Again, these are snippets from a booklet and are by no means all inclusive. We felt that this would at least give us a good starting point. P.S. Make sure to watch for part 7 in the Proper Southern Manners series, “Being a Gentleman” Maintaining Your Honor and Integrity Keep your word – don’t tell someone you will do…

  • 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…

  • I like the old paths life seemed simpler, happier and friendlier. I believe all generations look back and feel the same about earlier times.
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    The Old Paths

    The Old Paths I think we all long for days gone by. For days that we remember fondly or even just an era that we have heard about. Life back then just seemed simpler, kinder and yes even easier. Things seemed to make sense I think everyone of every generation dreams of earlier days. Here is a chance to think and reminisce for a few minutes of how things used to be back in the day! I liked the old paths, when… Moms were at home.Dads were at work.Brothers went into the army.And sisters got married BEFORE having children! Crime did not pay;Hard work did;And people knew the difference. Moms…

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    The Shoe Man

    The Shoe Man A “Soul” Touching Life Lesson     I showered and shaved………….. I adjusted my tie. I got there and sat………….. In a pew just in time. Bowing my head in prayer……… As I closed my eyes.. I saw the shoe of the man next to me….. Touching my own. I sighed. With plenty of room on either side…… I thought, ‘Why must our soles touch?’ It bothered me, his shoe touching mine… But it didn’t bother him much. A prayer began : ‘Our Father’…………. I thought, ‘This man with the shoes, has no pride. They’re dusty, worn, and scratched. Even worse, there are holes on the side!’…