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Dixie Divas: Easter is more than eggs, chocolate bunnies

Before Thanksgiving, as I ‘juned’ around the kitchen — a mountain word Mama used to mean “fast moving” — preparing for company, it occurred to me that I should invite Jerry.

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Dixie Divas: Learning about being out-snuckered on a race track

It is a blessing of a life to know common man philosophers. Those people, though not formally educated, are plenty smart when it comes to sizing up life.

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Dixie Divas: Southerners have grocery store conversations

It is, I believe, a distinct and unique trait of the South the way we carry on long conversations with people we are passing in the loaf bread section of the grocery store or in the checkout line.

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Dixie Divas: A renegade way of life among the righteous

One day during lunch, a friend and I were talking about the murderous felons we know as Tink quietly listened.

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Dixie Divas: Nicknames are badges of honor in the South

More than any other region, Southerners love nicknames.

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Dixie Divas: Introducing yourself in the Southern manner

Back in the autumn as the leaves began to hint of enchanting oranges, yellows and reds to come, we took a Monday off and headed to the state fair.

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Dixie Divas: When Mama planned on dying

For at least 20 years, maybe 25, Mama planned her home-going to heaven. Not a week — and sometimes not a day — went by when she did not use her impending date with mortality in some way.

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Dixie Divas: Time goes by quickly

A friend said something the other day that has clung like mist to the crevices of my mind. She’s soon to turn 70 and this is what she said:

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