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Christmas Edition: Recipes From the Archives

When we think of Christmas food and drink, we are really thinking of 2 things: booze and fruitcake, maybe booze with fruitcake, or booze with the intention of avoiding fruitcake. Today we offer the most efficient way to get both. … Continue reading

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Christmas Edition: There are Christmas Trees and there are Christmas Trees

As we have all seen by the previous post, Muse Marsha’s family had the latest, greatest in Christmas décor-the aluminum tree with the fancy color wheel. She was one of the lucky ones. I remember seeing such things in store … Continue reading

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Christmas Edition: O! Christmas Tree, O! Christmas Tree

O! Christmas Tree, O! Christmas Tree from the pen of Marsha L. Burris When the best years of your childhood fall during the Sputnik phenomenon, you will be affected. A guy named Sergei, employed by the Soviet space program, developed … Continue reading

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Section: Seersucker & Sunshine

When We Were Young Swimming with Snakes from the pen of Marsha L Burris Baby, it’s cold outside! Christmas hasn’t even arrived yet and it’s seventeen (17) degrees! My gloves are asking for gloves. Reflecting on the summers of my … Continue reading

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A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

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Christmas Edition

Coming this week The much beloved (by us), long awaited, Southern Muses How to Have a Nice Christmas Guide for the Frazzled, Bereft, and Deeply Fed Up Stay tuned for easy, last minute tips & decorating ideas, nostalgic holiday stories, … Continue reading

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Big Food Season

Is upon us. And we at Southern Muses are here for you in your frantic pre-Thanksgiving preparations to help you be all the hostess/host you can be . Turn to any magazine and you will find dozens of ideas for … Continue reading

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Morning Coffee

the random thoughts of a muse still working through her 1st pot of coffee Mind if we dance with your dates? One of my latest guilty pleasures is watching a show called Ancient Aliens that airs on the curiously named … Continue reading

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Section: Seersucker & Sunshine

When We Were Young Risky Business from the pen of Marsha L Burris I recall few details about first grade but I remember this: I was a money-making machine. Frances Mathis was my teacher that year and she remains to … Continue reading

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A Fine Obituary

The Passing of Kid Sloan A  little wanderer who knew much of humanity…he “pied his form” Buried in the jumble of newsworthy events in the Charlotte Daily Observer in May 1903 were a curious and compelling series of articles about … Continue reading

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