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The Northern Southerner: Pearls, Manners, and Charm, Oh My!

I’ve never really considered myself polished. I mean, I learned how to say please, thank you, and how to eat spaghetti with a spoon and fork. You know, fancy American-Italian family stuff. The South had rules of its own, and the women are charming as all get out. I wanted to find out more about the sweet, sweet life of a Southern Belle. […]

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The Northern Southerner: There’s a Plastic Baby in My Cake

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.  I bit into a baby this weekend. A small plastic, little baby. You read that correctly. I tried king cake for the first time this […]

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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 Northern Southerner: Bless My Heart?

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.  Before I moved to the South, I was perusing through the Internet, searching things such as “Southern sayings” and “what is an okra?” Anyway, […]

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