Chapter 18: Drinking Again | My Southern Gothic Life

New post up on my other blog.  Here is an excerpt and a link to the full post:

There are three predominant themes to life in the South:  Sex, Religion and Drinking.  I’ve touched on each of these subjects and will do so more on the future.

For now, let’s concentrate on drinking.

That seems to be the through line in my posts so far.  We spend a lot of time thinking about alcohol in The South.  And, if we are honest, we spend a lot of time drinking in The South–or talking about why we don’t.  Or those who do…

Southern culture, as I know it, is built on hypocrisy.  We were trained at an early age to play a role and hide it if we deviated from the role.  This always lead to conspicuous alcohol consumption.

Therefore, we spent a lot of time focusing on these areas of thought about drinking:

Drinking too much

Lying about drinking too much

Lying about not drinking

Hiding from our neighbors that we were drinking.

It was both a very simple and very complicated situation.

via Chapter 18: Drinking Again | My Southern Gothic Life.

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