The Daily South

Willie Perry Day: Birmingham Celebrates Its Very Own Super Hero

Living by his motto, “Will help anyone in distress,” Willie Perry became more than a good samaritan; he became the Batman of Birmingham, Alabama. Roving the streets in his souped-up 1971 Thunderbird (outfitted with TVs, a toaster oven, and an Atari video game system), Perry helped hundreds of citizens and acted as an unofficial arm of the police force in the 1970s […]

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Charm School: The Wedding Party

In the South, good manners are passed down like a treasured family recipe for pecan pie. However, unlike the formula for a favorite after-dinner treat, guidelines to being well-mannered are changing with the times. With the approaching wedding season—that brings an abundance of gatherings—many of our etiquette conundrums surface, and we are left feeling confused about social protocol.  Every other week throughout wedding season, Erika Preval […]

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Green Tomatoes: Beyond the Frying Pan

A juicy, red, vine-ripened tomato is one of the many delicious by-products of a hot, Southern summer. However, with the excessive rain and unusually heavy humidity many parts of our region have been experiencing, you may find that your tomato plants are full of green tomatoes that just refuse to turn red. As Steve Bender, a.k.a. Grumpy Gardener, explained to […]

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A Better Rose Than Knock Out

No doubt about it, ‘Knock Out’ rose has been the most successful plant introduction since marijuana. Millions upon millions have been sold to people looking for constant color with zero maintenance to the point where it’s hard to find anyone growing a rose that isn’t ‘Knock Out.’ But perhaps for the average homeowner, there might be something better.

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The Northern Southerner: Guess the Northern Sayings

Raised in Washington state, Hannah Norling has never lived in the South before. Now habituating to Alabama, she is experiencing the South for the first time as a resident and documenting the whole thing. Welcome to the Northern Southerner.  Just last week, I received a pretty big response to my analysis of “bless your heart.” After carefully reading the comments, I can now safely […]

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The Mason-Dixonary: Show

Hearing a certain word can tell you quicker than a road map that you’ve crossed the Mason-Dixon Line. Some terms are particular to the South, while others are just embraced more fondly here. Check back each Wednesday for more words that give voice to the spirit and soul of our region.

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Coastal Maryland Wedding On Chesapeake Bay

Wedding season has arrived and here at Southern Living, we couldn’t be more thrilled. We’ll be bringing you weekly wedding-related posts—DIY ideas, etiquette tips, real weddings and more. Check in each week to see what has us smitten! Maya Jones and Joseph Strzempka were introduced in college and continued to date long distance for several more years. Despite the distance, the couple […]

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What I Learned at Summer Camp: If You Have Faith In Your Horse, You Can Fly

This three part series features the reflections of three Southern writers on trail rides, campfires, confidence, nostalgia, and slow dancing for the first time. Photographs were taken at Falling Creek Camp and Camp Glen Arden in North Carolina and Camp McDowell in Alabama. Check back next Tuesday for part two. I was a shy, skittish 9-year-old when a friend invited me to […]

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Pirates Arrr Coming to Bald Head Island!

Break out your eye patch and get ready to walk the plank, the pirates are coming to Bald Head Island, North Carolina July 31-August 2! Benefiting the Old Baldy Foundation and Smith Island Museum of History, the 2015 Old Baldy Foundation Pirates Weekend is three days full of pirate themed events. Bring the whole family and enjoy a pirate block […]

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Keeping Receipts: The New Life of Old Cookbooks

They call Charleston Receipts the Bible of Junior League cookbooks, so I was naturally excited when Charleston Wine + Food Festival decided to celebrate its 10th anniversary with an opening night gala recognizing the historic cookbook. But when I got to the gala, it wasn’t exactly easy to tell which Charleston receipt inspired which chef’s dish. I looked for Mrs. C.C. Calhoun’s […]

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