Sunday in the South...just saying it brings a smile to my face. It's the only thing us Southern Folk love better than some Friday Night Football!
Some of what "Sunday in the South" means to me:
- Time with the Lord (every day of course, but Sunday has a reverence to it)
- A day of rest (lazy day)
- Time with family and friends
- Memories being made
- Spending time outdoors
- BIG traditional southern meal (Sunday Supper)
- Tradition, getting in touch with my roots
- A time where we can be who we are and let the world go by
If I don't have a traditional Sunday, I don't get "set right" until I have one. Today is my first traditional Sunday in quite some time. No, I didn't go to church, but we definitely had our time with the Lord today (home church is such a blessing sometimes). We ate a hearty breakfast and just talked. We made plans and laughed. My Cowboy had to go to work, but he got time with us first and will be home before supper. I am making a big traditional dinner tonight, which is Fried Chicken, mashed taters (with cream gravy), corn, homemade bread, and pineapple upside down cake. We can't eat like that every day, but on Sunday it's our day to enjoy some indulgence. For me growing up, during the time I was with my grandparents, we ALWAYS had Sunday supper. There was just something about it that made everything in the world right again. It was a constant that we could all look forward too. As I grew up and moved to East Texas, I was truly shown what it meant to have a traditional Sunday in the South. I was always invited to someone's house for Sunday Supper. It was always a grand affair, and you were always made to feel like family.
By the way, in case you didn't know, in the south (traditionally) there is *NO* lunch. It is breakfast, dinner, and supper. Why do you think churches have "dinner on the grounds" after church instead of "lunch on the grounds"? It is because "dinner" is the traditional name for the noon-time meal.
To everyone, I wish you a blessed Southern Sunday, no matter where you live. May it set your week off right and bring your spirit a renewal.
I'll leave you with a couple of my favorite "Southern Sunday" songs...