Believe me, many belles are not naturally charming. In fact, many belles have to go to school to learn about charm.
Young girls are put into dance classes and later attend cotillions.
When a person puts money above manners, they deserve and receive the worst of all possible insults. However, there is much more to a Southern belle than that.
First of all, we do not just drink iced tea; we inhale it.
But, more than just food and drink makes someone a Southern belle.
It is a good idea to make sure your pearls and silver are always real. If she does not inherit one when she is born, her mother and godmother pick it out for her before her christening.
The Junior League is a longtime tradition for Southern belles. I want to be a member of the Junior League as soon as I am old enough.
To be a southern belle is to live life with subtle nuances of tradition and good manners that never go out of style.
The most important thing to a Southerner is not money.
In fact, some of the best families in the South have not had money for generations.
Say, "Bless your heart." No matter what insult follows this remark, it is never considered insulting. That is where we get married, make our debuts and possibly meet our future husbands.
It does not matter what the name of the country club is; it is simply referred to as "The Club." No other identification is necessary.