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Being Southern is more than where I am from, it is who I am. I love the South with its great beauty and wonderful deep-south traditions. I am Bev Allen, a true Southern Belle;. I am married to the love of my life Rick Allen. We lived and raised our two children, Chris Allen and Teresa Mosley (married to Randy) in the Great Southern states. Family is important and my grandson Lane, our most precious treasure. We love God and people and devoted our lives in His service. This blog is to share a little of what I enjoy and experienced, a little Southern Joy!

Friday, August 6, 2010

A Southern Belle'

A true Southern Lady has charm, gentleness, a bit flirty with a little sassiness, being full of spirit. Southerners men were well known to be true gentlemen and still to this day are referred to as gentlemen. Southern women were placed on pedestals and treated with elaborate valor, chivalry and restraint. They would walk with great elegance; waving their fans and gently giving a simple curtsey. I don't think I would enjoy wearing those big dresses but the respectful expression of kindness, with a warm greeting I hope is a part of my Southern personality. Although I do love those floppy hat!

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