6 Qualities That Define Southern Hospitality – Southern Living

Woman Preparing Meal

One survey narrowed down the characteristics of Southern hospitality to six qualities, with politeness and delicious home cooking topping the list.

Source: 6 Qualities That Define Southern Hospitality – Southern Living

To my mind, this should be the case everywhere! It used to be, to a much larger extent than it is now. Well within my lifetime, as I remember it well! But the fact that the South has hung onto these (among other) traditions longer and more tenaciously than many other places is one reason that I so love that region…

At any rate, follow the link to learn what all six characteristics are. All highly admirable!

Author: The Anglophilic Anglican

I am an ordained Anglican clergyman, published writer, former op-ed columnist, and experienced outdoor and informal educator. I am also a traditionalist: religiously, philosophically, politically, and socially. I seek to do my bit to promote and restore the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in a world which has too-often lost touch with all three, and to help re-weave the connections between God, Nature, and humankind which our techno-industrial civilization has strained and broken.

4 thoughts on “6 Qualities That Define Southern Hospitality – Southern Living”

  1. Ah, a subject near and dear to my heart! Southern culture – and the Southern hospitality that is so much a part of it – is still alive and well in much of The South; especially in the more rural parts. Much of this came from the culture of the English Cavaliers who came to The South during the English civil war and brought with them their respect for good manners and gracious hospitality.

    An important part of this is the Southern gentleman. Here is my attempt to define the Southern gentleman:
    (Part 2 of this is yet to be written)


    1. Well said, as always, Stephen! I look forward to Part 2. In the meantime, I have posted a link to this essay on this blog. You are familiar, I am sure, with David Hackett Fischer’s “Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America,” in which he describes the way in which the founding ethos brought by the initial settlers of what became the United States from their respective places and stations in Britain to the regions in which they settled continues to effect the ethos of those regions, now, centuries later. While he does not use the terms, an interesting exploration of the lingering effect of blood and soil, through the centuries!

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  2. Thank you, sir!
    Albion’s Seed is one that I have heard of, but never done more than make note of it. After reading your reply, I looked into it. Amazon tells me that my copy will arrive on Monday.

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