GRITS Guide to Life (I have read and highlighted this book so many times over, it is now almost as worn as my Bible!)
. "Real Southern character isn't about mansions and plantations- it's about all ordinary people, of all races and backgrounds, who go the extra mile to live life with dignity, style, class, and pride, even in todays fast and furious world."
. "Southern women are anything but ordinary."
. "Men must understand, that like a Magnolia, you can't trim a GRITS, we are perfect just as we are."
. "One never has to justify buying a strand of pearls".
-common knowledge among Southern women!
. Lessons in Southern grammer
1. Y'all is singular
2. All y'all is plural
3. All y'all's is plural possessive
. "Pretty is as pretty does".
. "Good manners are free, but forgetting them often costs you dearly".
. "Southern women know its improper to visit someone's house without the perfect outfit-ESPECIALLY the house of the Lord"!
. The 3 deadley sins of Southern girls!
1. Bad manners
2. Bad hair
3. Bad blind dates
. "If you don't make fun of yourself, somebodies going to do it for you".
. "Religious or not, GRITS always follow the Ten Commandments: We don't steal, lie, cheat, or sass our parents. We don't worship any graven idols, although some of us have been known to be seduced by the engraving on a dollar bill...".
. "Southerners live by the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". Thats the Foundation of Life down here.
. "Porches are an important part of Southern life".
. "All well-raised Southern girls know it's far easier to get forgiveness than permission".
Oh and a personal favorite from Emily Post:
"Politeness is to do and say, the kindest thing in the kindest way"!
. "Just keep smilin' darlin', and keep workin' to make the world a better place".
. "A worthy cause is the best medicine in life, and it doesn't taste half bad goin' down"!