We’re Thankful to Be Southern Because Blush and Bashful Will Always Be Our Signature Colors

November 13, 2012 | By | Comments (7)
Steel Magnolias

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This year marks 25 years since Robert Harling’s play Steel Magnolias debuted off-Broadway at the WPA Theatre in New York City. Inspired by the loss of his sister and set in a fictional Louisiana parish, the play introduced us to one-liners like “If you don’t have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me.” Celebrate with a slice of red velvet armadillo cake or a stay in Shelby’s room at The Steel Magnolia House (steelmagnoliahouse.com) in Natchitoches. The innkeeper keeps the house looking as it did when the movie was filmed there in 1989.


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  2. Susan

    “M’Lynn, what’s wrong with you these days? You got a reindeer up your butt?”; “Sandy’s so confused he doesn’t know whether to scratch his watch or wind his butt.”; And of course Ouiser’s tirade about plays, movies, and books.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:56 am
  3. Laura

    My favorite line is… “A moment on the lips, forever on your hips.”

    November 14, 2012 at 7:45 am
  4. Fran

    My favorite line has always been, “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.”

    November 13, 2012 at 11:32 pm
  5. Susan Jackson

    Of course, Jennifer…. Playing Ouiser in the PNC Arts Council production, there many quotes from all of the characters, but I did like, “I can’t even imagine how you may GRAY icing.” Oh, and “He’s such a gentleman, I bet he even takes the dishes out of the sink before he pees in it.

    November 13, 2012 at 9:27 pm
  6. Rob Schellinger

    “Thanks, Ouiser. Nothin’ better than a good piece of a**.”

    Always my favorite. That would be something I’dve said.

    November 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm
  7. Becky Childs

    Thanks for the title of this! It truly made me laugh out loud–and the smile is still in place! :~)

    November 13, 2012 at 6:01 pm

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