A Family Conversation: THREE Cousins Discuss Family Traditions, Beliefs and Superstitions

“A Family Conversation” is a storytelling audio series that features weekly discussions between blogging cousins LadyG and Ron Brown on current events along with favorite posts from each other’s blog.

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Happy New Year!

Welcome to the first “A Family Conversation” audio post of 2021.

This post is extra special because one of our other cousins is joining our conversation.

It took some doing to get her to join us so we were very happy that she agreed to round out the chat!

Now… join us as we use my post, Your New Year’s “To Do” List, to talk about:

  • How Ron jinxed Creek 
  • Some very superstitious people
  • Messin’ with folks’ luck
  • Every Southern Mom
  • How “doing” is just as important as “not doing”
  • Dragging trees
  • General sorry-ness
  • How “old” is NOT really “old”
  • Technicalities and clarifications on dirty clothes
  • Our major loss, “The Bon Vivant.”
  • Roy Clark
  • Pepto Bismol and where we got the gift of storytelling

Rest in Peace Uncle Leroy!

Happy 2021 From My Southern Kitchen!

Watch how I spent most of the time in my Southern kitchen on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. On New Year’s Eve, I prepared shrimp cocktail with a herbed dip, deviled eggs, egg salad sandwiches, and my daughter made some “gourmet style” brownies. My son prepared a huge “philly style” cheese steak and my Dad shucked a couple of oysters for us to enjoy on the half shell.

On New Year’s Day, you already know I got my greens for the money and my black-eyed peas for the luck! I added in some pigtails and flap jacks to make it sho ’nuff Southern! LOL! Enjoy!

What You Must Do Before New Year’s Day…According to Mama

This video, based on one of my original posts here on Seek The Best Blog, details all of the things that my mother required us to do BEFORE New Year’s Day!

My mother was very supersitious and like many of the folks who were born and raised in the South, the idea of the unknown that accompanies a new year is bound to birth any number of superstitions and “old wives tales” that were used as guidance FOR “good luck” and AGAINST “bad luck.”

Don’t get me wrong, they prayed to God, but they hedged their bets! LOL!!!

I hope that you enjoy the video and you can link to the original post HERE!

The Great Conjunction 2020

Photo taken by LadyG

Yes honey, I had to make sure to see it!

Me, Daddy and my son went out of our way to find an unobstructed view of this “once in a lifetime” phenomenon!

Don’t fret!

There’s still time in the U.S. for those of you with a clear view of the Southwestern sky. Go see it!

They say it won’t be this close again for an eternity.

My father is 75, so I wanted to make sure that he saw it!

I’m just so grateful that 3 generations saw it together!

Amazing!

His wonders to behold!

LadyG loves you!

PS. I’m not even going to mention the fact that this is occurring in the “air” sign of Aquarius on the Winter Soltice! There’s all kinds of magick up in that! LOL!

LadyG is on YouTube

Hello my loves,

Please subscribe to my YouTube channel, LadyGTV, for more content from your favorite “down home” Southern girl.

While I usually embed links to my YouTube videos and vlogs here on Seek The Best Blog, moving forward, I will be uploading certain videos exclusively on YouTube.

I don’t want you guys to miss anything so please subscribe, like the videos and share! Help me get to at least 1,000 subs!

Lady G

My goal, across the board, is to provide my subscribers and followers with meaningful and entertaining content.

By the way, never fear, I’m not leaving the blog, I’m just expanding my footprint!

That said, I hope to see you there AND here…

And remember,

LadyG loves you!

P.S. When you subscribe, please comment in one of the videos to let me know that you came from the blog!

NOT Breaking News: Because We Need A Freaking Break!

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of my stomach perpetually seizing in anticipation of any number of domestic and global cataclysms.

And so…

I’ve decided to offer us all some respite in the form of a video that highlights three off-beat/inspiring news stories.

Rest assured, there is absolutely NO breaking news to be found anywhere near here.

By the way, I won’t be offended if the video bores you to sleep.

Honestly, that’s my intention!

Refreshing huh?

Enjoy.

Resource Links:

The Queen of England

Generous Pakistani Chef

Rapping Keeper of Cats

Thanksgiving Meal Prep with LadyG

This NOT my table! LOL!

Today, I’m bringing you guys along with me in the kitchen while I prepare for Thanksgiving dinner.

In this video, you’ll watch me prep my cornbread for the dressing.

Sorry, there’s no “stuffing” in this Georgia kitchen.

LOL!

Check out the video to see what else I’m doing.

Comment below if you have any questions.

I may upload a follow-up video to show next steps–we shall see.

Enjoy!