Monday Manners: Southern Women…

I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend!   It rained here, but we needed it.  It rained so hard yesterday, W even wore her rain boots to church.  We’re headed to Monkey Joe’s this morning, to let out some of the girls’ much needed energy, that was kept indoors all weekend.  I did manage to make the weekend productive, I stored away our winter clothes, and got out the spring and summer wardrobe!  Hopefully, it will make the warm weather come faster, and STAY!  Oh, and the best part of the weekend, the HEELS won, against DUKE!!

A Southern Belle (according to

Southern women appreciate their natural assets:
Clean skin. A winning smile.
That unforgettable Southern drawl.

Southern women know their manners:
“Yes, ma’am.”
“Yes, sir.”
“Why, no, Billy!”

Southern women have a distinct way with fond expressions:
“Y’all come back!”
“Well, bless your heart.”
“Drop by when you can.”
“How’s your Momma?”

Southern women know their summer weather report:

Southern women know their vacation spots:
The beach
The beach
The beach

Southern women know the joys of June, July, and August:
Summer tans
Colorful hi-heel sandals
Strapless sun dresses
Southern women know everybody’s first name:

Southern women know the movies that speak to their hearts:
Fried Green Tomatoes
Driving Miss Daisy
Steel Magnolias
Gone With The Wind

Southern women know their religions:

Southern women know their country breakfasts:
Red-eye gravy
Country ham
Mouth-watering homemade biscuits with momma’s homemade jelly

Southern women know their cities dripping with Southern charm:
Charleston (Chawl’stn)
Savannah (S’vanah)
New Orleans (N’awlins)
Atlanta (Addlanna)

Charlotte (Shahlit) – okay, I added that one. 🙂
Southern women know their elegant gentlemen:
Men in uniform.
Men in tuxedos
Rhett Butler, of course!

Southern women know their prime real estate:
The Mall
The Country Club
The Beauty Salon

Southern women know the four deadly sins:
Having bad hair and nails
Having bad manners
Cooking bad food
Wearing too much makeup in the summer

Southern women know men may come and go, but friends are forever!

Southern belles are a true God-given gift to the world, and if you’re a northern transplant, well just bless your heart, fake it! We all know that you got here as fast as you could!

A few perfect southern belles:
Scarlett O’Harah
Melanie Hampton
All the ladies from Steel Magnolias

14 thoughts on “Monday Manners: Southern Women…

  1. Always look forward to these posts! This one reminds me of my third grade teacher, a woman so Southern she added at least an extra syllable to all her words to account for her thick Southern drawl!

    Happy Monday!

  2. Love it! I just forwarded it to all my Southern Belle transplants that moved up here to Chicago. I am still awaiting my ticket to move on down south. I have always felt that my true calling was to be a Southern Belle. Alas, I am born and raised Chicagoan.

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