Miss Hildreth Wore Brown: Anecdotes of a Southern Belle (Google eBook)

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Morgan James Publishing, May 1, 2010 - Humor - 176 pages
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While Olivia deBelle Byrd was repeating one of her many Southern stories for the umpteenth time, her long-suffering husband looked at her with glazed over eyes and said,“Why don’t you write this stuff down?” Thus was born Miss Hildreth Wore Brown—Anecdotes of a Southern Belle. If the genesis for a book is to shut your wife up, I guess that’s as good as any. On top of that, Olivia’s mother had burdened her with one of those Southern middle names kids love to make fun. To see “deBelle” printed on the front of a book seemed vindication for all the childhood teasing. With storytelling written in the finest Southern tradition from the soap operas of Chandler Street in the quaint town of Gainesville, Georgia, to a country store on the Alabama state line, Oliviade Belle Byrd delves with wit and amusement into the world of the Deep South with all its unique idiosyncrasies and colloquialisms. The characters who dance across the pages range from Great-Aunt LottieMae, who is as “old-fashioned and opinionated as the day is long,” to Mrs. Brewton, who calls everyone “dahling” whether they are darling or not, to Isabella with her penchant for mint juleps and drama. Humorous anecdotes from a Christmas coffee, where one can converse with a lady who has Christmas trees with blinking lights dangling from her ears, to Sunday church,where a mink coat is mistaken for possum, will delight Southerners and baffle many a non-Southerner. There is the proverbial Southern beauty pageant, where even a six-month-old can win a tiara, to a funeral faux pas of the iron clad Southern rule—one never wears white after Labor Day and, dear gussy, most certainly not to a funeral. Miss Hildreth Wore Brown—Anecdotes of a Southern Belle is guaranteed to provide an afternoon of laugh-out-loud reading and hilarious enjoyment.
  

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User Review  - Elysianfield - LibraryThing

4.5 stars I’ve never laughed so hard while reading! This was absolutely hilarious! The book contains 41 short stories about childhood, motherhood and life in general in the South. I loved the writing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sidna - Goodreads

This 156-page book is a series of 1 to 3 or 4 page, supposedly humorous, anecdotes about being a Southern woman. One of the quotes on the back cover compares Ms. Byrd to Fannie Flagg, but Fannie Flagg ... Read full review

Contents

Miss Hilderth Wore Brown
1
Sassin
3
Thank You Notes
7
Coffees And Coffee
11
Chanel No 5
15
Directionally Challenged
19
Southern Grandmothers
23
GreatAunt Lottie Mae
29
Beauty Pageants
87
Possum Queen
89
Nurse Ratched
91
New Neighbors
95
Worry
99
Christmas Sweaters
101
What Am I Going To Wear?
103
Colors
105

Mrs Bell
35
Success
37
Victorias Secret
41
Hair
43
Weddings
47
Robert Redford
53
The Devil Is In The Details
59
New York
63
Ivana Trump And Asparagus
67
Breaking And Entering
71
Mint Juleps
75
Obsession
77
Southern Dos And Donts
79
Kappa Deltas
83
Names
109
WeKnowMomsCrazy Rule
115
Party Time
121
Speed Bumps
125
Churches
127
The Art Of Bargaining
131
Inner Trouble
137
Murphy
139
The Aristocracy
145
A Southern Belle Errs
149
The South
155
About The Author
157
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