We've learned a few things over the years. Our editors have assembled the ultimate list of must-do activities from across the region. How many have you done?
Once you’ve mastered your Southern vocabulary (see number 26: "Talk the Talk"), it’s time to address your Southern manners. Show everybody your mama raised you right. Remember the golden phrases and rules: yes, ma’am; no, ma’am; thank you, ma’am; and please. Always keep a casserole at the ready--friends could pop over (or pass away) at any time. Pull over when you see a funeral procession. And, hats off in the house--and always when we salute Old Glory.