Real Southern Men Get Personal

The Dixie Dandies, circa '72

It’s Best Of Week here on RSM. Next up is a collection of our best personal essays, memoirs and recollectin’. We Southerners love to tell stories. And our best stories are the ones that hit closest to home, the ones that show a healthy mix of wry humor and introspection.

It could be Jerrod Brown’s meditations on the nature of home in “My Place.”

Or Kris Wheeler’s self-deprecating admission that he spent his early life as a Dixie Dandy.

Maybe it’s Lee Meadow’s musings on the effects of Southern summer heat in “Stupefied, Not Stupid.”

Or maybe it’s Wayne Franklin’s love letter to the Easter Sundays of his childhood in “The Celebrated Egg Hunt of Escambia County.”

Click around. Laugh, cry and let your heart be warmed by the love for our native South. (Makes sure to keep that crying in the metaphorical sense. Real Southern Men only cry at funerals and the playing of either the national anthem or their favorite college’s fight song.)



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