Mother’s Day with a Southern Mama

May 9, 2015


I’ll be taking off a few days to spend some time with my two favorite children for Mother’s Day.
Here’s a replay of a previous post about things our Southern Mamas said  . . . or Mothers anywhere, for that matter (well, except for the grits thing!).
Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom (and also a Happy Decoration Day to my family) and all the other Mothers out there!
Pearls go with everything

Southern Mamas have a way of saying what they mean — with a little twist.
I polled the gang at last month’s meeting of the
LAWDY Club (Lower Alabama Whine and Dine, Y’all) and here are the results
of advice their Mamas gave.

So here you go , Advice from a Southern Mama . . .
Southern Grits
Or for the boys, “Don’t marry a girl who can’t cook grits.”

“Wear clean underwear in case you are in an accident.”
(I think that one may be bi-partisan across the Mason-Dixon Line)
“If you don’t want to hold it in your hand, don’t let it come out of your mouth.”
Wash your mouth out with soap

“The soap” can also be substituted with
“your Daddy” or “a switch.”

“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes to the bone.”
You weren't raised in a barn
“If you don’t stop that crying, I’ll give you 
something to cry about!”
or on a good day, how about this . .
“Darlin’, what kind of Coke do you want?”
Stand up straight
“Not all women are ladies.”
and usually whispered in church when you are kicking the back of the pew . . .
“I’m goin’ to yank a knot in your tail!”
and good advice always,
“Stand completely still ’till he opens the door for you.”
and last but not least . . .
What did your Mama say to you?
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