Everybody needs a little salt in their lives

July 3, 2013

If you know me at all, you know that my family is from Mississippi. I love me some Mississippi and I miss it! Some of my most treasured years were spent there and somewhere deep in my heart, I still think I’m going to move back someday :) For those of you that know Boomama, Sophie Hudson, you know that she is from Mississippi as well. If not, well, now you do :) What you may not know is that my aunt Missy grew up with her husband! I didn’t know this either until the other day. Missy is still living in the motherland (as we call it) down in Meridian, MS. Life is slow, bows are big and people are FUNNY.

What does this have to do with the price of eggs in Egypt? Well, the good news for you in this little family history session is that my aunt Missy wants to send one of YOU one of Sophies new books! Have you heard of it? If not, here’s Missy’s review:

“ I know my review of “A Little Salty To Cut The Sweet” will sound basically like so many other of the reviews left on Amazon, Barnes and nobles, etc.  However, I believe that is a good thing because it demonstrates Sophie’s uncanny ability to elicit the same emotions and responses in everyone who reads it. She has a gift of conveying that sense of home, nostalgia, and the real roots/culture if the South. Reading this book, which is filled with chapters about her family and friends, I was struck with such a sense of nostalgia that I wanted to just sit and relive those “good ol days” that she stirred in my memory. It made me long for my childhood so that I could just go back and revel in those moments and really try to understand how precious those times with my family were. It also made me wistful for high school- which is no easy feat! But you see, her husband and I graduated together and were great friends. Sadly, it’s been “a sweet forever” since I have seen him because of “adulthood, jobs, life, etc.  As I read, I felt the irony of the situation because I was guilty of not keeping up with friends! . Also, reading this book is extra special because I KNOW some of these people! And trust me, she has Martha pegged to a “T”!! I think her next book should be about Martha alone,  because Martha is so funny and so so sweet. 
Sophie does a great job of weaving her faith into so many situations and that is what really makes this book special. . (She has skills y’all! ) If you read her blog (and if you don’t – WHY NOT?) then you know how funny she is. She can convey and capture the spirit of southern culture better on paper than most can express verbally! I read this book in a day – and it only took that long because work somehow interrupted me. But really, it is a wonderful book and if you’re from the South, you’ll appreciate it a lot. If you aren’t from the South, you’ll wish you were!! :)

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  • Wendy

    I’ve heard so many great things about this book.

  • Carrie Beth Davis

    Would LOVE to win this book! :)

  • Melinda Casas

    I love the food!

  • nancyhudspeth

    Fingers Crossed!

  • Katie Lake

    I love everything about the South but I especially love the connections and the history. I’m originally from Mississippi as well. We moved to TN from Natchez. My daddy grew up in Port Gibson and momma grew up in Grenada (which her family was the original land owners/settlers).

    • http://www.thebigredpot.com Bethany

      I was born in Grenada! Small world :)

      • lanie

        me too…..born in Grenada… Live in Orlando now! Bethany, just checked out your blog. My aunt is an Ole Miss Rebel in Bentonville…y’all need to meet! Hotty Toddy!

        • http://www.thebigredpot.com Bethany

          We really do!

  • Jenna Pace

    Southern hospitality!

  • carilamb

    I love the people!

  • Jenny

    Oh! I want to read this so much! Thank you! Love the blog!

  • cherry

    I DO want to read this!

  • Lisa

    My husband was born in Canton, MS as was his mother! I am a transplant, but really enjoy the more laid back atmosphere. I also love sweet tea with lemon!

  • Denise Young

    Love her blog….would love to win this book!

  • deesselisa

    I’m a transplant here in Arkansas. I love the smoked ribs and bbq, no where else does it better than the south. And call me weird, but I love the humidity and the hot weather, although I have enjoyed the more moderate weather we’ve had this week. And I love the small towns.

  • Jessica

    I’m a Mississippi girl (and Ole Miss alum!!! Hotty Toddy!) and I’ve heard so many great things about this book. Would love to win a copy!

  • bookishredhead

    I just love the people down here! And the food! I live in Arkansas but some of my husband’s family are in Natchez and I think he would love it if we ever moved to MS.

  • Becky Jo Bev

    One of my fave places on earth!!! PICK ME!

  • http://inspiredrd.com InspiredRD

    I’ve heard great things about this book. Would love to win a copy!

  • Kathryn Parsley

    My favorite thing about the south is the fried food! I moved to Texas from Arizona a few years ago and it took me a while to get used to it but can I just say… Fried Okra! Fried Green Tomatoes! Chicken Fried Chicken! Chicken Fried Steak! Fried Twinkies! Fried Coke!

  • Lanie

    Grenada for me too…but, live in Orlando now! Love this blog and Hotty Toddy !!! I know you are a Dawg, so appreciate the Ole Miss photo today. I can’t wait to read your book! First found you on AVosKamp’s blog…how cool to see your book, google your book and see a MS girl after she posted the photo.

  • Nancy

    My favorite thing about the south (from the 4 years we lived there) is the friendliness! If you were standing next to someone at the library, they’d talk to you. The next time you saw them somewhere else, you were friends. We made so many friends down there and we miss it so much!

  • Robin

    The friendly people and the accents :)

  • Marsha

    The warm weather and the friendliness.

  • Mary

    Southern accents. :)

  • Bethany Davis

    I would love to visit someday. I love the traditions that still carry on in the south.

  • Jenn

    tea and monograms. It’s home :)

  • Susan

    Grits and fried okra!

  • http://onegirl-itjusttakesone.blogspot.com OneGirl

    Oh the accents!!

  • Shannon H

    The history. Historic Charleston is one of my favorite places!

  • Jenna Pac

    I love love love this book!! I want to share it with all my family members because I know they could relate! My favorite things about the South are the food and people!

  • Meredith

    Sweet tea!

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