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Holiday Gift Giving

Holiday gift giving need not be costly or chaotic Here are 15 ideas for when you want to give your best November 18, 2004 Holiday gift giving seems to get more complicated each year. Many go to great lengths to find special or unusual presents. But responsible gift giving need not be costly or chaotic. [...]

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Respect And Pride

Respect and pride ride with funeral processions Fri, Nov 19, 2004 The line of traffic edged along painfully slow and I, in a hurry as always, tapped the steering wheel anxiously and craned my neck to see what the holdup was. When finally I figured it out, I relaxed and settled back in the seat. [...]

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Pride In Their Crown

Southern women take pride in their crown Fri, Oct 15, 2004 It's one of the darndest things I've ever heard of or seen. But it happened. James Todd, a handsome doctorate candidate from the University of California at Berkley, applied for and received a large grant to study the culture of NASCAR. Having worked in [...]

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Good Ol’ Boys

'Good ol' boys' love their mamas, trucks and TVs By Ronda Rich Dixie Divas An e-mail arrived the other day from a sophisticated Yankee who needed advice. "I came South and fell in love with a redneck. Please tell me how to win his heart," she wrote. I needed clarification. I'm always suspicious when Yankees [...]

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Wearing Your Sunday Best

Whatever happened to wearing your Sunday's best? Fri, Oct 8, 2004 Whatever happened to Sunday clothes? Whatever happened to dresses and suits reserved exclusively for church, funerals and weddings? Clothes that didn't do double duty for a cookout or a bowling tournament? I wish I had a dollar for every Sunday in my youth when [...]

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Can The South Survive?

Can the South Survive? by Charlie Reese It was often said that the South would rise again, but a more appropriate question for today is, "Can the South survive as a distinct region and culture?" I'm not sure it can because of the vast migration of Yankees. Now, having been forced by circumstances to experience [...]

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Special Occasions

Special occasions don't have to be planned ahead By Ronda Rich Dixie Divas I never knew my friend's Aunt Elsie, but still this woman, a stranger to me, will never be forgotten by me. Though I never saw her face or heard her voice, the parable she authored always will be vivid and deeply ingrained [...]

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Author Has New Book

Author has a new book out Thursday, April 14, 2005 By CASANDRA ANDREWS Staff Reporter Southerners, author Deborah Ford worries, may be losing touch with their roots. These roots have more to do with the quiet decline of regional traditions than with the lack of Miss Clairol touch-ups over the bathroom sink. Though, to be [...]

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Those Who Teach

Those who teach make it easier for all of us Fri, Oct 1, 2004 Every decent diva, southern or not, has at least one good mentor. I have a few but the most powerful one, the one who throws her full heart into instructing me in the ways of proper southern womanhood is a tiny [...]

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Southern Belles Still Around

Southern belles are still around in Chilton By Julie Davis There is just something special about young ladies and women raised in the south and especially in Chilton County. Each week The Clanton Advertiser is adorned by lovely Chilton County ladies, who win pageants, play a sport for their high school, and are members of [...]

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