Observations of A Transplanted Southern Belle

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A collection of columns published in the 1990's by southern humorist, Laurie Byrne Smith. Topics include mothers and mothers in law, children, holidays and finances. From sweet tea to BBQ to 99% humidity, being a child in North Carolina is a true southern experience. More

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Words: 11,630
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476385778
About Laurie Smith

Laurie Byrne Smith was fortunate enough to grow up in New Bern, North Carolina. From sweet tea to BBQ to 99% humidity, being a child in New Bern is a true southern experience. Family and home are transfused into the blood and a southern child can never quite be anything else except a gloriously tough vine of honeysuckle and morning glory with the nip of poison ivy mixed in.

The granddaughter of New Bern's Mayor, Mack Lupton, Laurie's Eastern North Carolina roots run all the way to Cedar Island and the Outer Banks. Of course, she must be forgiven for her northern born father and offers the explanation that he came south and stayed, as soon as he found out how wonderful it was.

Transplanted to Florida in 1995, Laurie drew from those lovely southern roots and traditions to write a humor-based column for a South Florida newspaper. These short columns touch on southern living, holidays, family tradition, mothers and mothers in law, children and even passion and joy.

Lucky enough to marry a New Bern boy, Byron F. Smith, they have lived in Florida, intermittently since 1995. Florida's great....but New Bern runs in the blood.

Reviews

Review by: Scott Sentell on Aug. 31, 2012 :
Transplanted Southern Belle is a comforting ride through some warm and often funny memories. A memoir told in snippets, originally for a newspaper column. Sometimes you’ll hear about the foibles of the folks in Home Town, North Carolina, other times the focus is on Laurie’s more modern life among Florida High Rises. I love the life lessons, sad recollections, and how each memory reminds me of a lost memory of my own. Only one regret. I wish the “pansies” story could have been an Andy Griffith Show episode.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Scott Sentell on Aug. 31, 2012 :
Transplanted Southern Belle is a comforting ride through some warm and often funny memories. A memoir told in snippets. Sometimes you’ll hear about the foibles of the folks in Home Town, North Carolina, other times the focus is on Laurie’s more modern life among Florida High Rises. I love the life lessons, sad recollections, and how each memory reminds me of a lost memory of my own. Only one regret. I wish the “pansies” story could have been an Andy Griffith Show episode.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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