I probably did seem different.
I got to the point I was ashamed to be from here.
As a teenager, I was involved in theater and ballet and a wide variety of other activities. Most of the kids I met were well traveled and sometimes even from another state... a state much further north. It seemed to me that the more "cultured" kids were from "somewhere" else, so at a young and very impressionable age, I began to think that being from the South was a bad thing.
But all that has changed.
The more I traveled and the more I learned and was exposed to so many different types of people, the more I realized that we have something very special down here. From our homes to our hospitality, or from our charm to our sass, we have everything from classic columns and magnolias to shot gun houses and good soul food.
Class and charm is serious business down here- cotillions still take place. Our blues and bbq are second to none, and if you have never been in here in Spring, then you are really missing out.
I decided to pick my favorite books, movies, tv shows that depict the South that I recognize. We each have a different story, but this one.. this one is mine.
Steel Magnolias happens to be one of my absolute favorite movies of all time. These women remind me of the women I grew up with. The strong Southern woman. My mom's cousins (she was an only child) and my great-aunts could cook, clean and out sass the next one.
Fried Green Tomatoes was actually shot in middle Georgia! (Juliette and Macon.)
Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood
Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil (True Story set in Savannah)
MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL: Movie Trailer. Watch more top selected videos about: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Clint Eastwood
And of course...
The Help was another amazing movie..
Best TV Show shot in the South?
And one of MY favorites.. one i can completely relate to:
And of course.. The Secret Life of Bees
Looking for a GREAT book?
Read anything by Anne Rivers Siddons, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Conner and Tennessee Williams.
I am sure I left out a ton of stories.. what are some of your favorite Southern stories??
If you have not taken the time to watch one or read one, please do and tell me what you think. :-)