Much of the southeast U.S. is under threat of what could be some really nasty weather this afternoon and tonight. As the storm clouds gather, here’s a somewhat lighthearted look at what we do to brace for them.
1. Tidy your house and porch if it needs it. You don’t want FEMA and news crews mistaking your place for one hit by a tornado if it wasn’t.
2. Shave your legs and put on clean underwear. Shower, hair and makeup are must-do’s before you head out to fetch the all-important milk and bread. The thought of being treated by emergency personnel is tolerable if you made sure your legs are smooth and the undies are clean, just like your mama taught you.
Lest you think we’re superficial and shallow, we’re not.
Southern women pray for God’s protection over them and their loved ones (and even their enemies) every day, rain or shine. Today is no different.
And beyond bread and milk, we know there’s no need to stock up on food – we can feed an army on what is in our pantry any day of the week.