- Beth Solka
I loved my Southern Mama and my Southern Grandma, so when I found Suck in Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On! I knew that I would love it, too. It is chock full of wisdom from mothers across the South--plus a running commentary by the author which is hysterical!
There are such wonderful pearls of wisdom as:
"My mom’s advice on raising children: ‘If it washes off or grows out, it doesn’t hurt anyone. Don’t worry about it!’”
“Mama said, ‘Just because it fits doesn’t mean you oughta wear it.’”
“My mama told me ladies never answered the door barefoot!”
“My grandmother advised me to marry a man my age or a little younger, ‘because they don’t improve with age.’ I now know what she meant.’”
As if the memoirs and advice weren’t good enough, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson has also thrown in a lot of wonderful Southern recipes that many of us would remember.
Shellie Rushing Tomlinson started a Web site to reflect her love for the South called All Things Southern, and she had so many wonderful contributions to the site that she decided to pull several of them into this fun look at Southern mothers.
Check it out and be prepared to laugh out loud and share various quotes with your family and friends.