Peri-Menopause is non-discriminatory. If you are a woman, chances are you will experience menopause and one or more of its symptoms. Is menopause any more unbearable for women of Southern Exposure??? I put this questions to my suffering southern sisters and found that with good Southern humor we actually have some advantages of Pausing in the South.
Hot flashes aren’t symptoms-they’re a way of life down south. We have 100 percent humidity so we are very experienced in dealing with ‘the vapors’ from an early age.
Southern women are well versed in the use of a fan. Watch a well-seasoned southern gal with a hand fan and she will actually charm you with her ability to fan her glistening self. It’s an art form.
We get 9 months of Air Conditioning.
Iced Tea is served 12 months out of the year.
Ceiling Fans…we love our ceiling fans so much we even have them on our porches.
Memory lapses are no big deal as we only have to remember two first names…Honey and Sugar and the bonus is they are inter changeable and non gender specific.
We Don’t Do Panty Hose Down South.
“Bless Your Heart” is the be all, do all, Southern way of telling someone off while maintaining a smile.
When truly agitated we can channel our favorite Southern Gentleman and simply state, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
And lastly…the South burned once and it rose again…so shall we!