fiddle-dee-dee. war, war, war; this war talk’s spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. i get so bored i could scream. - scarlett o’hara.
that’s how we feel here at sweeteas magazine. we celebrate the southern way of life that is a respite from the harsh realities of the outside world. the South has always been and will forever continue to be (as long as we have anything to do with it) a glorious cocoon of distinct traditionalism; a place only to be understood fully by those blessed to have been born and bred south of the mason-dixon line. some think of the South as a backward, antiquated part of the country that will never catch up to the advances of the north. they’re partly right, but we like it that way. we are a society like none other…a culture so distinct, it’s almost beyond comprehension to those outside. yes, we have crooked politicians; yes, we are slow to welcome technology; we like life to move at a slower pace; our family and friends and the traditions therein are more important to us than everything save our faiths. every moment of life in the South is sweet like the tea we drink on warm summer afternoons. we soak up life. in the tradition of southern hospitality, we invite you to savor it with us.
all i can say is that there’s a sweetness here, a southern sweetness, that makes sweet music… . if i had to tell somebody who had never been to the South, who had never heard of soul music, what it was, i’d just have to tell him that it’s music from the heart, from the pulse, from the innermost feeling. that’s my soul; and that’s the South. - al green