Monday, September 14, 2009

prepping for warrenton ..

I have spent the weekend getting things done for Warrenton and Zapp Hall .. but I got this email this morning and thought I would pass it on to all you headed down, over and out this way for Warrenton .. I thought it was too cute .. the email..
.. oh, that pic is my Grandmother Rash - we called her Gran - her given name was Sina Dimple Crockett - a descendant of Davy Crockett - she was Texas to me ..


GRIT (Girls Raised In Texas )

Someone once noted that a Texan can get away with the most awful kind of insult just as long as it's prefaced with the words, "Bless her heart" or "Bless his heart." As in, "Bless his heart, if they put his brain on the head of a pin, it'd roll around like a BB on a 6-lane highway."

I was thinking about this the other day when a friend was telling about her new transplanted northern friend who was upset because her toddler is just beginning to talk and he has a Texas accent. My friend, who is very kind and, bless her heart, cannot do a thing about those thighs of hers, was justifiably miffed about this. After all, this woman had CHOSEN to move to Texas a couple of years ago.

"Can you believe it?" said her friend, "A child of mine is going to be "taaaallllkkin liiiike thiiiissss."

Now, don't get me wrong. Some of my dearest friends are from the North, bless their hearts. I welcome their perspective, their friendships, and their recipes for authentic Northern Italian food. I've even gotten past their endless complaints that you can't find good bread down here. And the heathens, bless their hearts, don't like cornbread!

I have a friend from Bawston, bless her heart, who thinks it's hilarious when I say I've got to "carry" my daughter to the doctor or "cut off" the light. She also gets a giggle every time I am "fixin" to do something. And, bless their hearts, they don't even know where "over yonder" is, or what "I reckon" means!

My personal favorite was my aunt, saying, "Bless her heart, she cain't help being ugly, but she could'uh stayed home."

Texas girls know bad manners when they see them:
1. Drinking straight out of a can.
2. Not sending thank you notes.
3. Velvet after February..
4. White shoes before Memorial Day or after Labor Day.

Texas girls always say:
1. "Yes Maam."
2. "Yessir."

Texas girls have a distinct way with fond expressions:
1. "Yawl come back."
2. "Well, bless yer harrt."
3. "Drop by when ya can."
4. "How's yer mama?"
5. "Love yer hair."

Texas girls know their three R's:
1. Rich
2. Richer
3. Richest

Texas girls know everybody's first name:
1. Hunny
2. Darlin'
3. Shuger

Texas girls know the movies that speak to their hearts:
1. "Gone With the Wind"
2.. "Fried Green Tomatoes"
3. "Driving Miss Daisy"
4. "Steel Magnolias"

Texas girls know the three deadly sins:
1. Bad hair
2. Bad manners
3. Bad blind dates

G.R.I.T.. = Girls Raised in Texas !

Now you run along, Shuger, and send this to ANY females aspiring to be GRITS--Even the northern ones, "Bless Their Hearts". and send it on to men who think Texas women are precious.

Just because you move to Texas does not make you a Texan. After all, if a cat had kittens and moved them to the oven, that wouldn't make them biscuits."


  1. I love this and am so guilty of most. Bless your heart(ha ha) for posting this, I am laughing so hard, thanks for getting me in trouble with the boss!

    PS Love the pic of your Gran-What a pretty lady!

  2. Now, isn't that the truth? Every last bit of it?! I was born and raised and Texas, so I sure can relate! See you soon!

    I just bet her middle name WAS dimples! She's got 'em! ~Mindy

  3. Great post! I'm not a Texan, but I lived in SA for awhile, and our daughter was born there, so there's a "little texas" in my realm. I guess I'm just tryin' to be a "little bisquit"!
    Thanks for sharin' this, darlin'!

  4. That's your granny? She looks like a pistol!
    And everything you said about Texas gals is true, bless our hearts. ;-)

  5. I kind of stumbled onto your blog. I think its my mom's Texas roots that always, without fail, land me in her home state! Loved the post above, especially the "three deadliest sins"! I'll be back, take care.

  6. Troy, it's just such a shock about my niece. This is going to be one tough weekend with trying to prepare for the shows and get ready for a funeral. I really appreciate you thinking of us!