Posts By: Meredith

Meredith Biesinger is a professional educator and writer in Tupelo, Mississippi. With a great love for all things Southern, she loves to feature all the many positives of the south one word at a time! Follow Meredith on Twitter

buc-ees beaver convenience store
September 13, 2022 Featured Food Variety

You’ve heard the name, and you might have heard terms like “Beaver Nuggets” and “Romanian garlic beef jerky” and wondered what is this place and what are they selling? Well, it’s Buc-ees! The world’s largest gas station, truck-stop and convenience store chain, and it is incredible. We’d heard whispers about Buc-ee’s for a long time,… Read more »

Scarlett O'Hara Green and White Dress at Tara
June 9, 2022 Opinion

Scarlett O’Hara, we all know her and love her. She’s the green-eyed Southern belle full of grit and grace, and who only has eyes for Ashley Wilkes and her beloved Tara. O’Hara is one of the most iconic female fictional characters of all time and is the main protagonist in Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel Gone… Read more »

Jo's Billboard Sign
March 20, 2022 Food

Jo’s Cafe embodies the theme song from the iconic television show Cheers. You remember the tune “Where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came.” Over the last year or so, my husband and I have found some of our favorite people, food, and “our table” at Jo’s Cafe. Named after “Aunt Jo”… Read more »

Rocket City
November 29, 2021 Featured

Huntsville, Alabama, was once a sleepy, farming town that you drove through on your way to Nashville. Well, folks, stand back because the Rocket City is on the move! Last year, Huntsville officially took the lead as Alabama’s largest city by the population at 215,006, edging out Birmingham for the top spot by just over… Read more »

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September 21, 2021 Featured

Eudora Welty is an iconic Southern writer who brought life to every single word she ever wrote. When many of us think of Eudora Welty, we probably picture an older lady with silver hair and endless words of wisdom. However, just like us, Welty was once a child too. Her insight was gained through life… Read more »

tupelo mississippi sign TVA
September 8, 2021 Featured

Tupelo, Mississippi?! Never in my life did I think I’d live in the northeastern pocket of Mississippi, in the hometown of Elvis. This “microtropolis,” with its rolling hills, local culture, and large Magnolia trees, now holds an extraordinary place in my heart. My family and I never planned on living in Tupelo. We were “Hattiesburgers”… Read more »