By now most of you should be aware of the clear bag policies around the SEC (Southeastern Conference) at football stadiums, but did you know that you also must have a clear bag to enter concerts? What was a relatively new policy around the country last year has now become common policy at many concert venues, NFL, college and high school stadiums. In fact, venues are now issuing information about their clear bag policy before an event to ensure that people are not caught off guard. [Read more…] about Two Alabama women add their signature style to clear bag stadium policy
Since this is my first In a Vase on Monday post on Inspired Southerner, let me begin with an explanation.
As a novice Southern gardener, In a Vase on Monday, or IAVOM, is my biggest blogging inspiration. If all else fails, I can go in my yard and figure out something to plunk in a vase and write about. Plus, it’s a great way to connect with other gardeners.
“No, my aunt wasn’t much of a gardener,” said the visitor.
“Oh,” I said, trying not to look disappointed.
Flame-haired and cheerful, the visitor chatting on my carport was the niece of the original owner of our 1960 home. She had popped by while driving home to Virginia from vacation in Florida. I wasn’t expecting her. I was in leggings and an old t-shirt and in the middle of laundry, but when she introduced herself I was curious to glean some house history.
That was the text I got from my sister one random afternoon about a week ago, and it made me stop and think: Did I know what made a story Southern? Was it just writing fiction with characters that talked in a particular way, or were there experiences that were so unique that a person’s location could be immediately identified? Was I qualified to write Southern stories? [Read more…] about Southerner Tells
It’s been at least 10 years since my family had a big wedding to plan. My youngest sister’s wedding in November 2008 was the last one I can remember. When my oldest niece announced her engagement in 2016 planning for a Spring 2018 wedding began almost immediately. [Read more…] about My niece’s Southern rustic wedding in South Carolina