Time To Meet And Greet 04/11/2015 (Page One)
Did You Know? - The image of the Southern belle developed in the South during the Antebellum Period. It was based on the young, unmarried woman in the plantation-owning upper class of Southern society.
A Southern belle of that era was keenly aware of the popular fashion of that time, and the modern archetypal image still includes antebellum fashion.
A Southern belle typically wore a hoop skirt, a corset, pantalettes, a wide-brimmed straw hat, and gloves.
They also frequently carried parasol umbrellas and hand fans. As was fashion at the time, these young women shielded themselves carefully from the sun, as a sign of tanning was considered working-class and unfashionable. Southern belles were expected to marry respectable young men, and become ladies of society dedicated to the family and community.
Welcome to the South
We feel very welcome this evening
"How-dee you all!"
Didn't realize Mint Juleps were same color as wine!
Did You Know? - The mint julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, consisting primarily of bourbon (or some other spirit) and fresh mint. As a bourbon-based cocktail, it is associated with the American South and the cuisine of the Southern United States in general, and the Kentucky Derby in particular.
Hey there (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
We are looking sharp! We be Beaus this evening (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Welcome guests (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
The man with a plan (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
What are they up to? (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Catching up since the last dance (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Jose felt so welcomed that he checked in again! (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
We are ready for the Ball to begin (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Dang... Perks of being the Beau Welcomer? (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Catch them quick... When the music begins you will
not be able to catch up with them (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Welcoming our guests (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Please join us again soon! (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Easter Bonnet.... Nope! Southern Bonnet... Yes (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Real Southern Belles
First on the floor this evening? (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Escaped the front desk... (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Additional check ins (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
"I know I have a camera somewhere!" (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
If Paul and Gary don't have the camera then
who is the masked picture taker (Courtesy of Gary Gray's Camera)
The instruments are warmed up... Time for serious dancing
Southern sounds slipped right out of the instruments (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Making the evening magic (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
See the band from a new perspective (Courtesy of Ted Herman)
Resting up for the next dance (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Gary captures the moments
The parasol is perfect for the occasion
Our greeters brought a beautiful flower arrangement for the occasion
An oldie but goodie
The band has the music going and everyone is moving
Meeting and greeting is still underway
The centerpieces were magnificent
Short break... Time to rest
Wyatt alerts us to the evenings activities
The waltz... Perfect for gliding across the floor
Music plays... Nightlighters dance
The band, as usual, was outstanding
The floor was quite busy all evening
The Belles were beautiful!
Wyatt checks on his game plan for the evening
This is what retirement looks like.... Amy has been retired three years already!
Southern Sayings -
- A whistling woman and a crowing hen never comes to a very good end. (be who you are)
- Ain't that the berries! (that is great!)
- As easy as sliding off a greasy log backward. (very easy)
- Barking up the wrong tree. (you are wrong)
- Be like the old lady who fell out of the wagon. (you aren't involved, so stay out of it)
- Busy as a stump-tailed cow in fly time. (very busy)
- Caught with your pants down. (surprised and unprepared)
- Chugged full. (full and over-flowing)
- Do go on. (you must be joking)
- Don't bite off more than you can chew. (attempt what you can accomplish)
- Don't count your chickens until they hatch. (first know the results)
- Don't let the tail wag the dog. (the chief is in charge, not the Indians)
- Don't let your mouth overload your tail. (talking too much)
- Either fish or cut bait. (work or make way for those who will)
- Even a blind hog finds an acorn now and then. (everyone is sometimes lucky)
- Every dog should have a few feas. (no one is perfect)
Sound: Dixie (I Wish I Was In Dixie)
"Dixie", also known as "I Wish I Was in Dixie", "Dixie's Land", and other titles, is a popular American song. It is one of the most distinctively American musical products of the 19th century and probably the best-known song to have come out of blackface minstrelsy.
Although not a folk song at its creation, "Dixie" has since entered the American folk vernacular. The song likely cemented the word "Dixie" in the American vocabulary as a toponym for the Southern United States.