Thursday, July 22, 2010

Beautiful Day in a Small Southern Town & New Giveaway

This is one gorgeous day in McDonough, Georgia! You're looking at the town square and Courthouse in the background. The clock was just finished ringing in lunchtime with nothing but blue skies! The sights and sounds of life zooming by on the one-way streets around the square kept me occupied and made me aware of the busy-ness that we all experience each day. I realized that I have a deep appreciation for my small-town life and know that Atlanta is only a few short miles away. But, for now, I'll soak in the peace of the day and check out the small boutiques that dot our area. Let's walk......................................

There's a relatively new spot that I haven't checked out before [and haven't even had the time to stop until now!]. I found this plaque and everything it said is true. Comically, laughingly true. If I weren't a Southerner, I'd try to find one real quick just to hear those extra syllables in the words. And, I'd go home with them to visit their grandma to get some of that home-cookin' that can't be beat anywhere.
Read this and tell me if you think it's true:

Tea is sweet and accents are sweeter.
Summer starts in April.
Macaroni & Cheese is a vegetable.
Front porches are wide and words are long.
Pecan pie is a staple.
Y'all is the only proper noun.
Chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy.
Everything is darlin' and
Someone's heart is always being blessed.

So true, don't you think? And, if that isn't comical enough, I decided today to change my home phone answering service message. It only took me about 7 tries to get it to the point the it didn't sound like I was adding all of those syllables! I had never realized it before, nor do I make it a habit of listening to myself on a recording. It's kind of ridiculous and I never thought I had a really heavy Southern drawl. Do you have an accent? Are you living in a different state or country now? And, do you find that people stop you and ask where you're from. Oh well, that's just a little blurb for today.
And, now, guess what? I am sponsoring a give away for a $50 jewelry selection [from my jewelry line at ] of your choice [if you win :)] and you can enter over at Rhoda's blog . [Head on over there if you have a chance!!!] Look for her giveaway page. I'd love for you to enter and I'd love for you to win!! I love your comments---they make my day---so, please feel free to let me know what's going on with you today! And, tomorrow [Friday, noon], I'll be announcing the winner of my giveaway with The Twinery. If you haven't entered that giveaway, what are you waitin' on?? You might just win!

Have a blessed night/day!! Rebecca

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