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A Southern Funeral After 100 Years of Life

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A Southern Funeral My husband’s grandmother lived 100 years. As my daughter said in her eulogy, she “saw 36,534 sunrises and 36,534 sunsets with her last being June 3, 2016.” For such a long life, her passing seemed peaceful and her funeral short for 100 years of living. Weddings and funerals are planned for days… Read More About This!

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A True Southern Gentleman is Never the Victim

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A True Southern Gentleman A true southern gentleman possesses several qualities. He is well-mannered, has a firm handshake and a great sense of humor. He is friendly, doesn’t use profanity in the presence of a lady and knows how to make those around him feel special. And he is never the victim. Add to this… Read More About This!

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Pride in My Grits

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Who knew that grits were a healthy grain? I’ve cut down on carbs lately, so grits were on the “avoid” list until last Thursday. My sweet friend, Beth and I took a field trip to Wilsonville, AL to tour the grist mill owned and operated by McEwen & Sons. Why? Because like most southerners, I… Read More About This!

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Can You Pass the Southern Cornbread Test?

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My grandmother did something that most southerners would say made about as much sense as tits on a bull. ;0 She made her cornbread in an aluminum cake pan. Horrors!!! Although, she may have never made her cornbread in a cast iron skillet, my nanny definitely passed the southern cornbread test. We could smell it cooking from… Read More About This!

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Welcome to Heart for Dixie

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Welcome to Heart for Dixie! I’m Kim and I created this little southern region of cyberspace as a gathering place for those who love the modern American South. After hearing our beloved region blasphemed and misinterpreted for most of my life, I decided to create a place where southerners can share their progress and creativity… Read More About This!

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Love of the South Influences Award-winning Artist

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Award Winning Artist, Bill Thompson At an early age William Thompson had a strong interest in nature and design and loved to draw and paint.  He attended the University of Alabama and in 1970 received a degree in Engineering and a minor in Art.  After a very successful career in aerospace which included design of… Read More About This!

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