Real Life in the Real South

By: Harriette on April 16, 2007 - 11:40am - Add new comment

You may be killing the bees.

And not just any bee - the honey bee (apis mellifera).

"So what?" you may ask, but without this amazing and productive little insect, our nation's food crop is at great risk.

By: Harriette on March 2, 2007 - 12:49pm - Add new comment

As I type I can hear the continued sounds of helicopters and small aircraft continuing to survey the path of last night's tornado and storms that ripped through Warren County passing on to neighboring McDuffie and on from there.

I followed the weather reports all day yesterday and knew it would be a long, long night. I simply can not grasp what the families in southern Alabama are going through as they continue to search for the missing. Storms moved on into Georgia and made their way east.

By: Harriette on February 21, 2007 - 2:25pm - Add new comment

My husband, (who I lovingly refer to as "the Gladiator") once all dark-headed and now mostly gray, has his blonde moments - including this morning's.

Bless his heart.

You see, his job requires that he travel a great deal in order to cover his sales territory.

Sound familiar?

Well, one would think that after the habit and consistency of traveling nearly every week, one would, you know, remember what one is supposed to pack when traveling.


One would only hope so.

Here lately, though, I've been worrying about the Glad-man.

By: Harriette on February 2, 2007 - 12:23pm - Add new comment

Two Georgia Legislators have introduced new legislation that would allow local school systems to reduce their school year by as many as ten days.

Would ten days really make or break a school year's quality of academia? If so, we have much bigger problems than we thought.

Thoughts? Comments?

Harriette Jacobs
South of the Gnat Line

By: Harriette on January 16, 2007 - 11:27pm - Add new comment

I just received this "grassroots email" from Focus on the Family:

"We've just learned that an amendment to S.1 has been approved that doubles the fines to $200,000 and adds prison sentences up to 10 years for each infraction of these egregious provisions.

S. 1 is expected to be voted on by the Senate this week, so it's imperative that you forward this message to your family and friends so they can sign the petition as well.

By: Harriette on January 12, 2007 - 12:49pm - Add new comment

Did you get a good night's sleep last night?

I hope so, because it may be the last one any of us get in a while.

"Why?" you ask.

Because things in America are headed down an uncertain path.

No. I am not debating the issues regarding the war in Iraq although they are extremely worthy issues and concerns.

I am, however, sharing an unsettling attempt by the United States Senate to prevent American citizens from knowing what they are doing in Washington, D.C.

By: Harriette on December 28, 2006 - 11:26am - Add new comment

It's hard to believe that Christmas has wooshed in and now has moved on with the New Year now bearing down on us ~ where in the world have the last 365 days flown?

No matter; time waits for no one and it's time to soak those peas and ring in the New Year!

"What peas?"

"Soak who?"

You're kidding me, right?

Suffice to say that black-eyed peas are attached to New Year's Day in the South like candy and Halloween; are you with me, now?

So let me give you the inside scoop on the South’s traditional (and sacred) New Year’s Day meal:

By: Harriette on January 30, 2006 - 11:40am - Add new comment


Forrest Gump said it best, "Stupid is as stupid does."

Question: Are we still "We, the People"?

Harriette K. Jacobs
one of the little, We, the Peoples
South of the Gnat Line

By: Harriette on January 28, 2006 - 5:19pm - Add new comment

Reclaim America.

In a January 27th report by Lou Dobbs of CNN:
"And the U.S. Agriculture Department now wants to import poultry that's been processed in China. That's despite the fact that thousands of Chinese birds have died from bird flu. Critics say this plan would raise safety concerns.

By: Harriette on January 28, 2006 - 11:04am - Add new comment

No N.A.I.S.

The USDA is attempting to strip American citizens of their freedom from government tyranny. It's that simple. For more information on NAIS (National Animal Identification System), go to and read for yourself.

It doesn't just impact farmers (both large and small), it will also impact horse owners.

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