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  • Celebrate the South and Things Southern

    10 posts, 9 voices, 847 views, started Jun 8, 2009

    Posted on Monday, June 8, 2009 by Patricia Neely-Dorsey

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    • Aquamarine
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      My book Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems is a celebration of the south and things southern.
      There are so many negative connotations associated with Mississippi and the south in general. In my book, I attempt to give a positive glimpse into the south way of life... strong family ties....good home cooking... catfish, cornbread , Barbecue,sweet tea,..... country living..Elvis.....Graceland....B.B. King...Al Green...blues music..friendly folks....
      The list goes on and on!  



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          Tamra wrote Jun 8, 2009
        • I agree whole heartedly!  No offense to our friends elsewhere,  but I see the South as much more enjoyable than other parts of the country.  I hope to live my whole life only in the southern US.

          Thanks for enligtening the world with your book!



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jun 8, 2009
        • I probably need to look into this book since I am a northerner and recently transplanted.



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          Owlmaria wrote Jun 8, 2009
        • I was raised in the South & when my ex was stationed on Okinawa, I couldn’t wait to get back to the South!! I missed South Carolina so much. The smell of Tea Olives bushes in bloom, Magnolia  Trees, the fresh air, the slow pace & hospitable people!!
          I was so happy to be back home!



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          Max0125 wrote Jun 8, 2009
        • I wish I lived in the South, rather than the tundra! I love, love, love everything about the South. Everything from the climate (huge bonus) to the food and culture. I hope that someday soon I will be a transplant. I love the cover of your book. It is so pretty! The people who start the negative conotations are probably jelous. Who can knock the birthplace of barbeque and sweet tea,now really! My goal in life is to be able to cross off able to drive through the blizzard of the century of my life time skills list! Thanks for sharing your book, I will check it out. I hope that you celebrate your book, pneely!



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          L J wrote Jun 8, 2009
        • i’ve lived in the south all my life...
          NC is my home but i am planning if everything goes well to move to tenn. mountains, or kentucky mountains in a few yrs! i have talked with my husband about it and we both want to leave NC... i want to find somewhere to live at the mountains where there is not alotta drugs or killings around..
          the areas around here are getting worse as time goes on and i love the country and i plan to be able to sit outside and admire the views, and not worry so much about gang violence...



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          Tina Sickinger wrote Jun 8, 2009
        • Wonderful topic!

          It’s about time someone takes the opinion of the South from ‘hillbilly’ and ‘redneck’ to ‘southerner’ as I believe there is a definite difference.

          I was born and raised in Ohio, but by Southern people and now reside in Kentucky myself. Not completely Southern, but getting there!

          Would love to read your book, as I enjoy everything you mentioned from here...the tea, BBQ, cornbread, music, family ties and (you forgot to mention ) pinto beans!

          Long live Southerners!!



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          Faye43 wrote Aug 28, 2009
        • I was born in Elmira, NY and grew up in Pa. I can not take the cold weather so I moved to Florida. Ok, some people say Florida is really southern New York....He He because there are so many of us New York transplants here but at least it is warm. I have been to Texas, NC, SC, Alabama, and Georgia and yes the southern people are so gracious. The best beer battered catfish I ever had was in Texas. I don't know about the hillbilly thing because we were considered hillbillies also in the backwoods of Pa. Some people called us Hicks. I am proud to have been raised a country girl. I also love the beautiful picture on the cover of your book. happy



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