Category Archives: Southern Humor

Southern lifestyle, rednecks

The Storyteller – Part 2

The memoir my mother wrote covers a wide range of anecdotes.  She enjoys telling about how visitors were always welcome at my grandmother’s house, and no one was ever turned away.  If it was mealtime, available food was shared with … Continue reading

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The Storyteller – Part 1

Mother is a storyteller, a spinner of tales.  Her stories are mostly about rural Tennessee and her life growing up on a farm with a large family of eleven children.  In rural Tennessee back in the 20’s the modern world … Continue reading

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Survivor South

After watching Survivor’s umpteenth episode on television the other night, it occurred to me that if these folks think they are survivors, they ought to live in the South where surviving has been more than a game; it’s a way … Continue reading

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Wedding Belles

When my son was married for the second time, wife-to-be, bless her heart, wanted to have something “different.” After looking around, she decided on an old southern antebellum mansion. Actually, I’ve been to other weddings in other southern mansions, believe … Continue reading

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Junk Cars & Tall Grass

I couldn’t believe what I saw in the paper! Our local lawmakers, in their unfailing wisdom, passed a law against parking cars on residential lawns. What is the world is wrong with these council members? Do they not know this … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Laws for Rednecks

I apologize in advance if this reminds you of your relatives. It reminds me of mine also. I love our southern culture, but sometimes I just have to have a little fun with it. If you have a double first name, you … Continue reading

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Wanda and the Catfish

Wanda is a dumb blond, to put it kindly. She is not the sort of person I would normally choose as a friend, but we came to know each other through a mutual acquaintance. She is a good-hearted person, but intelligence … Continue reading

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Mind Your Peas

Have a bad year and are wishing for better luck next year? Try eating some black-eyed peas. Black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day are a southern tradition. There seems to be little agreement on how this custom began, though, or … Continue reading

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Opry at the Ryman

Well, I did it again.  I went to the Grand Ole Opry. Just shut up about it – this is Nashville, after all.  Cheapest entertainment in town – they really give your money’s worth with a long continuous show.  Ticket … Continue reading

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A Yankee in Nashville

  A fellow humorist and writer always looking for a easy pun, made an interesting comment the other day: We would love to go visit my niece in Nashville, but I’m afraid we probably wouldn’t all fit in her apartment and we’re … Continue reading

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