Thursday, July 12, 2007
I have always wanted to be a Southern Belle. I love the South !! Sweet , Lazy Summer Picnics, Green, Green Everywhere ! Living in the desert , our summers are a time of hybernation. How I long to plant pretty flowers , and just be outside. Years ago I lived in Louisianna, De Ridder to be exact. If you sneezed, you were all ready through the town. I ended up in the hospital for a few days ( minor virus ) and the lady in the next bed had " Gentleman Callers " She had to fix her hair and makeup for each of these " My suitors " as she called them. One by one a steady stream of gentlemen would come into our room bearing flowers or candy, removing their hats, and Calling on this 72 year old lady ( who , by the third day in there, I decided , couldn't possibly be sick ) . Wow, what a little coquette she was !! See, I figure , If I had grown up in the South, I would have this charm as well. My Husband laughs when I try and be Coquettish, batting my eyelashes and such. He says, Honey, hurry up, and lets watch the Hockey game. ( Way to Go Ducks !! ) So, since I cant help being a tomboy, I surround myself with beautiful , feminine things, like my collection of embroidery. I sort of balance myself out. lol.