The following is from the local paper The Commercial Appeal. I was dumbstruck. The older woman who spewed this drivel is shown setting a table with gold candlesticks and white tapers (it isn't 1985 anymore) and the table is dressed in a bedspread and chiffon scarf. I can't make this garbage up! Needless to say after 4 cups of java I fired off a letter to the editor. This is personal!
Lessons in Southern Hospitality
By Fredric Koeppel (Contact), Memphis Commercial Appeal
Friday, February 20, 2009
There's entertaining, and then there's Southern entertaining.
"There's definitely a major difference," said Sally Shy, longtime socialite, former president of Memphis in May International Festival and owner of a local event-planning company.
"The Northern form of entertaining is more formal, not as loquacious and vivacious and filled with joie de vivre as it is in the South," said Shy. "Here, we go out of the way to make people comfortable. They're far more reserved in the North.
Ahhhhh. I am too bothered to comment further. I need to go for a walk!