Saturday, October 19, 2013

Four Essentials for Southern Women

There are only four things a Southern woman really needs:

A perfectly seasoned cast skillet. A must for cornbread and fried chicken or okra.



AquaNet. After all, we live with nonstop humidity.



Good pearls.



Lipstick.



A quote from Anne George - one of my favorite Southern writers:

"I brushed my teeth, combed my hair, and slapped on some lipstick, the minimum I figured I could get away with if I were hit by a truck on the way to Philip's house. Every woman in the world knows you have to wear clean underwear in case you are hit by a truck, but lipstick may be a Southern thing. You want to look pretty when the firemen unhinge your door with the jaws of life, and the paramedics rush you to the waiting helicopter for the trip to Carraway or University Hospital. The condition of your underwear might be questionable by that time but, by damn, your lips would be Shimmering Coral, and there's something to be said for that."

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