An important thing for a bona fide Southern belle to remember is, manners and grace go out the window when enjoying a nice, meaty, barbecue rib. Lick your fingers, suck all the good stuff off the bone an enjoy yourself a rib girl! just save those wet naps in your purse for later :)
One thing this momma is determined to do is remind her girl where her roots are. Just because we're all the way over here on this Island doesn't mean I can't teach her the fundamentals of being a true Southern girl, it just makes me that much more determined. Cross your ankles, yes ma'am, yes sir, please and thank you, do your hair, wear your rouge, greet everyone with a cheerful "hi there!" and whenever people are rude to you, (and they will be) just smile and say "why, bless your heart!"
So far we have the "Hi" down pat, complete with a beautiful Southern accent. I'm homesick ya'll!