“Dabney smiled at Aunt Tempe, who had been going to Delta dances for thirty years. She had never put on her grown-up mind, Dabney thought fondly— as if her grown-up mind were a common old house dress Aunt Tempe would never want to be caught in. She did not want to be venerated…Dabney ran after her and kissed her soft, warm cheek. You never had to grow up if you were spoiled...
It gets cold in Tishomingo
They all came forward and watched Troy spread out the quilts, snatch them together, spread them out again. “Wedding presents.” “They’re lovely!” “Get up off the floor, India, or you’ll get a quilt over you!” “She sent so many,” said Shelley, backing away a little each time she came forward. “It gets cold in Tishomingo,” said...
“On the long wall, above the piles of bookcases and darker than the dark-stained books, was a painting of Great-Great-Uncle Battle, whose name was written on the flyleaf of the dictionary. It was done from memory by his brother, Great-Grandfather George Fairchild, a tall up-and-down picture on a slab of walnut, showing him on his horse wit his saddlebags and pistols, pausing on a dark path...
And I wanted to post a video of Dreamboat Bobby Briggs but all that’s on...– http://nogoodforme.filmstills.org/blog/archives/2010/05/25/im_going_to_con.html
Oh, England. →
Asian candy is crazy, especially the soy sauce and... →
A 3 bathing suit, 10 day trip is a fun trip to... →
"The Story of Houses in America"
“In the South the houses were exactly the opposite, in purpose of plan, from those of New England…The hall, eliminated from the typical New England house, was enlarged as much as possible in the Southern one; in houses of importance the compact squareness of the New England plan was discarded in favor of entirely separate units connected by corridors or galleries” -Emily Post,...
"Architecture at a Glance"
“And some of us, who think of Colonial houses as none save those evolved by the colonists from England, all too carelessly forget that the Spanish-American settlers were flourishing in St. Augustine, Florida, and in Santa Fe, New Mexico, long years before the Pilgrim Fathers set sale for Plymouth, or the first hut or stockade was begun in Jamestown.” -Emily Post, The Personality of a...
"Growth of Good Taste in America"
“Happily, however, since we never do things by halves, we are studying and cultivating and buying and making, and trying to forget and overcome that terrible marriage of our beautiful Colonial ancestress with the dark-wooded, plush-draped, jig-sawed upstart of vulgarity and ignorance. In another country her type would be lost in his, forever! But in a country that sent a million soldiers...