June 13, 2012

Stir Gently, Sip Slowly, Smile Politely

It is a good idea to make sure your pearls and silver are always real!

A Southern belle is born with a silver pattern. If she does not inherit one when she is born, her mother and godmother pick it out for her before her christening. I have it on good authority that there are 12 main silver patterns for a Southern belle. I prefer the Strasbourg or Melrose patterns because my mother and her mother used them, respectively. They are similar, but are just different enough to show individuality. In fact, that is why that certain pattern was chosen for my mother. I will inherit my grandmother’s Melrose pattern. This will allow the family silver to continue for many more generations.

Throughout the South, belles put out silver that is dented and bent with large scratches. The belles just smile and say "My great-grandmother hid this from the Yankees by burying it in her yard during the War of Northern Aggression." They are proud of their great-grandmothers for doing this.

~Sally Lynch, Reporter for the Elon University Pendulum

Cream of Strawberry Punch
1 (46 ounce) can pineapple juice, chilled
2 1/4 cups water
6 ounces of frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed and undiluted
1 (64 ounce) bottle of ginger ale, chilled
1 quart strawberry ice cream

In a large punch bowl, combine the pineapple juice, water, lemonade, and ginger ale. Spoon the ice cream in the bowl and stir gently to mix.

1 comment:

  1. I am not Southern, but I did get my grandparents silver. I use it a lot and love it. I have collected many silver pieces this year...trays, bowls, etc. It can be a lot work when out on display, but it's just so pretty.


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