Sunday, May 24, 2009

Quaint Southern Charm

Whether it's a day of junquing and antiquing, visiting the arts and crafts festival, or dinner at the Bell Buckle Cafe, the 40 min. drive is well worth it!  I'm talking about the small town of Bell Buckle, Tennessee.  Recently my hubby and I had dinner at the cafe.  while that was a treat in itself...the best part was that our youngest son, Blake, and his friend Matt were playing music here that night.  They had been invited to play there to showcase their Christian rock band, Raimah. {Above pictures: Blake and Matt}.  We stayed and  helped close up this little one-horse town, and took a little stroll after dark passed the little shops.  So today, I thought I'd share with you the little town of Bell Buckle.  So come along and take a stroll with me through this quaint little town.

Nestled among the hills, farmland, and Walking Horse country, Bell Buckle is a railroad village of preserved and restored Victorian homes and churches.  The Webb School, a world-renowned college preparatory boarding and day school, is within walking distance.

The little town was established in 1852 and has become well known for antiques, quilts, handmade crafts, country music, and good ole' home cooking.  You will experience pure southern charm and hospitality during your stay.  Thousands of visitors pay a visit to this charming little town, enjoying its shops, eateries, and annual events and festivals.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed our little stroll through this quiet little town.  Hope you can pay a real visit to Bell Buckle some day.  You won't be disappointed!

Now, to get you ready for your visit to the south, I thought I'd help you learn the language a little better, so you won't stick out like a sore thumb.  
Youn't to?  K.
Here we go...

Now we are just going over there a piece:  small distance
Where you ask?  Well, over yonder:  over there
We're fixin' to eat some dinner.:  about to
What kind of coke ya want?--any soft drink
Co-cola:  Coca~Cola
sump'n:  something
I yousta do that.:   a past frequentative activity
Now don't pitch a hissy fit!  :  a minor fit
Dad gummit or Dad burn it!:  showing disappointment or frustration

Well, that should get you by for a bit.
 I hope you had fun learning these quaint southernisms.  
hee hee

Back Porch Blessings,


Betzie said...

Looks like my kind of town! I thought that's how everyone talked! LOL

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Rebecca, I've never been to Bell Buckle--but I've heard of it. What a cute little town.

I know you are proud of your son.. How neat that he is part of a Christian band/group. NEAT!!!

I relate to ALL of those Southernisms!!!! Ha

Have a great evening --and Memorial Day..


peppermint said...

How quaint! Those kind of places make you feel right at home! How wonderful to hear your son's band play! You must be proud!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Sounds and looks like a fun time going thru!!

Sares said...

Bell Buckle looks like a wonderful place to stroll along, like you've been transported back in time. That little shop looks liked a place I could stay a while too!

As for the southern words, being a Northerner, I did pretty well. I knew all of them but yousta. That one had me stumped a bit. They were all fun though.Hope you had a wonderful weekend!


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