Sweet Tea Secrets from the Deep-Fried South: Sassy, Sacred, Southern Stories Filled with Hope and Humor

Sweet Tea Secrets from the Deep-Fried South: Sassy, Sacred, Southern Stories Filled with Hope and Humor

by Jane Jenkins Herlong
Sweet Tea Secrets from the Deep-Fried South: Sassy, Sacred, Southern Stories Filled with Hope and Humor

Sweet Tea Secrets from the Deep-Fried South: Sassy, Sacred, Southern Stories Filled with Hope and Humor

by Jane Jenkins Herlong

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Overview

Southern humorist Jane Jenkins Herlong brings joy and humor with her 50 unusual-but-true faith-filled stories of growing up in the South Carolina low country. Whether you love Southern ways of life or find their ways strange and amusing, you’ll be entertained and inspired with warm Southern-fried humor and tried-and-true tips for attaining the best version of yourself. Jane’s 50 stories address specific landmark events along with issues in a woman’s life, such as fitting into the covered-dish church culture, sacred sisterhood, sassy seasoned Southern women and why we are drawn to beauty pageant competition, and much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496455918
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 04/19/2022
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 656,183
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jane Jenkins Herlong traveled from the rows of her family farm to the runway of the Miss America Pageant all the way to performing at Radio City Music Hall. She is a SiriusXM humorist, internationally bestselling and award-winning author, recording artist, and professional speaker. Her award-winning singing and humor are featured on SiriusXM Radio, Spotify, Amazon Music, iTunes, and Pandora. Her Southern humor is heard along with Jeff Foxworthy, Ray Romano, and Jerry Seinfeld. Jane is the author of Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops and Bury Me with My Pearls.

Jane Jenkins Herlong traveled from the rows of her family farm to the runway of the Miss America Pageant all the way to performing at Radio City Music Hall. She is a SiriusXM humorist, internationally bestselling and award-winning author, recording artist, and professional speaker. Her award-winning singing and humor are featured on SiriusXM Radio, Spotify, Amazon Music, iTunes, and Pandora. Her Southern humor is heard along with Jeff Foxworthy, Ray Romano, and Jerry Seinfeld. Jane is the author of Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops and Bury Me with My Pearls.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

Introduction: A Southern Lady 1

Part I Thank de Good Lawd Dey Built de Bridge

1 Gullah, Gullah Johns Island 4

2 Never-No 8

Part II My Favorite Brethern and Sistern

3 The Tie That Binds … Our Hearts 14

4 Roseanne 18

5 Wilhelmina 22

6 Robbie 26

7 "Lord-Have-Mercy," Tootsie's Biscuits 30

Part III Keeping the Faith

8 The Church of Southern England 36

9 Revive Us Again and Again and Again 40

10 Southern Altar Calls 44

11 Ow-ah Sacred, Deep-Fried Church Celebrations 48

12 The Southern Preacher Wife 2.0 52

13 A Holy Sense of Humor-Southern Style 56

14 What Happens When Momma Won't Pass 60

15 Southern Expressions Rooted in the Bible 64

Part IV Southern Sistahs

16 Sacred Sistah-hood 70

17 Sweet Home in the Southland 74

18 Southern Sistahs in Sickness and in Health 78

19 The Snooty Patootie, aka … Anti-Southern Sistah 82

20 Friends and Frenemies 86

21 When Ovaries Go South 90

22 The Scorned Woman-Southern Style 94

23 When the Southern Sistah Womans Up 98

Part V Southern Show-Offs and Showdowns

24 Ow-ah Southern Homes and Garden Show-Offs 104

25 From Beatrix Potter to Something Hotter 108

26 White Shoes, Smocked Clothes, and Big Bows 112

27 Southern School Mom Flop 116

28 Prissy the Porker: A Southern Gent's Tale 120

Part VI Sacred Southern Traditions

29 Social Graces 126

30 Magical Manners 130

31 Why Aunt Binny Had a Dead Chicken on Her Ceiling 134

32 Sitting at the Southern "Churin' Table" 138

33 Daddy's New Hairdo 142

34 Telling Sweet Tea Tales 146

35 A Sacred Southern Symbol 150

36 The Secret Family Recipe 154

37 Southern Gals and Sacred Football Games 158

38 Sailing on the Good Ship Bobby Bop 162

39 The Yankees Are Coming! 166

Part VII Southern Royalty

40 There She Is 172

41 The Ugly Beauty Queen 176

42 Momma's Pink Hair Pick 180

Part VIII Sassy, Seasoned Southern Women

43 Timeless Beauty-Southern Style 186

44 The Secret to Living Well 190

45 Tee Time with the Southern Grandmother 194

46 A Southern Sistah's Second Time Around 198

47 Cuddin' Titta 202

48 Lib Steadman's Legacy 206

49 Making It Big in a Small Southern Town 210

50 Johns Island Royalty 214

Epilogue: Places in My Heart 219

Acknowledgments 223

Notes 225

About the Author 227

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