DeWitt column: The burden of ‘Ma’am’


My wife once spanked our child for committing a household felony, and when she was done the lad said, “Thank you, ma’am.” That is when you know you have done Southern parenting right.From a teetering, toddling age we are taught – nay, we are drilled – respect and manners, sometimes by repetition, sometimes at the stinging end of a belt or wooden spoon. I once forgot to say “ma’am” in front of folks while shopping with my Momma in the Piggly Wiggly, […]  » Read More

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