Sunday, October 16, 2016

What’s king in your neighborhood?

Auntie KiKi here from Duffy Brown’s Consignment Shop mysteries. 

We all love summer, no doubt about it but now it’s fall and things are changing big. Fact is, they’re getting downright weird and with me living in Savannah all my life I hardly notice. It’s sort of like when you were a kid you didn’t know how quirky your family was until you started going to sleepovers at friends’ houses and saw how “normal” they are.

That’s what’s happening in Savannah right now. After the Chick-fil-A Football Kickoffs things happen here on Saturdays that just don’t take place at other times of the year, or in other parts of the country. Oh there are still golf crazies out there hitting those little white balls all over the place but even they take time off for king football and here’s how you know…
 

1. It’s a cliché, but it’s true: The malls and shopping centers are vacant. And there’s no traffic on Abercorn for a change.

2. The few folks who are out shopping (who aren’t Yankees) are wearing team colors and logos. And they’re driving cars with flags and magnets.

3. The chip aisle of Krogers and Winn Dixie are reminiscent of the bread aisle during a January snow threat.

4. Churches and country clubs are shuttered and quiet: no Saturday weddings this time of year. If an enthusiastic bride dares to break this code of conduct, she risks reducing not only her guest list by at least half—but the bridal party as well.

5. 10 a.m. liquor store lines are as long as the ones at Wal-Mart on Black Friday.

6. Every third house in any given neighborhood has a TV on the porch. And there’s at least one projection screen on a block.

7. It’s not unusual to smell barbecue at 7 a.m.
8. You can watch college football while getting a mani-pedi. At a salon. In a fancy neighborhood.

9. It’s easy to get a reservation at the most popular restaurants—and even the finest ones have a TV in the bar.

10. If you don’t want to be labeled a foreigner (or worse, a Big 10 fan), for heaven’s sake don’t EVER ask who’s playing!


So that’s the fall news from here in Savannah where all the men drink bourbon, the women have big hair and the kids say yes ma’am and yes sir if they know what’s good for ‘em.

So what’s going on in your neck of the woods? I’ll giveaway on of my new Lethal In Old Lace totes from the answers. 

Hugs from Auntie KiKi
 


76 comments:

  1. enjoying a fire and a good book! (all books are good)!

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  2. Whew! I am glad I don't live in the south! Football is NOT my thing. Give me a good cozy mystery instead!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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    1. Cincy is crazy football too but I’m so with you on the mystery thing.

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  3. Leaves are changing here on Ohio. It's beautiful. And lots of festivals and craft shows. Going to the Bigfoot Festival today in fact

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  4. I watched Baylor pound Kansas yesterday (49-7) and today I'll be watching the Cowboys play Green Bay as well as following Kevin Harvick in the NASCAR sprint cup race. So yes, in case there is still any doubt, I am a Southern Girl!! Great blog entry Duffy!!

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    1. I’m a Southern belle at heart...have the pearls and even know how to twirl a baton and I make fab fried chicken.

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  5. Hey Aunt Kiki,
    What, no dance lessons going on? Just teasing!
    I'm in Tampa, FL, and a block from Chamberlain High School. So I know which high school game is going on. I can hear the band practicing from inside my house! I live 5 miles from Buccaneer Stadium so I know who I have to root for. And the debate around here is Gators or Seminoles! Very rabid fans!
    Me, I am going to food festivals and gem shows!

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    1. Sounds fantastic!!! Wish I were going with you.

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  6. It's almost 80 here. But but dinner time it will be in the 60's. I have stew cooking in the slow cooker. Egg noodles are being made to go with it. Trying to decide what to read. I have a sick kid sleeping on the couch with 2 of the dogs. There will be a little quiet time.

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  7. The weather is hot then chilly here, Auntie Kiki. Leaves are turning. As for the chip aisle, I hope enough hot dog are left in the case for Reagan to supply BW!

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    1. Reagan always has a supply of hot dogs for BW. She thinks she may have to turn to veggie dogs to keep his cute figure for that poodle down the road. LOL

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  8. The weather is hot then chilly here, Auntie Kiki. Leaves are turning. As for the chip aisle, I hope enough hot dog are left in the case for Reagan to supply BW!

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  9. I understand about football living in Alabama especially on Iron Bowl day. I don't watch football any more so college football day is a good day to go shopping without crowds.

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    1. Football does make it easier to shop even at the grocery store. LOL

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  10. Weather is perfect. Sunny, warm and dry. Love it. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. warm an sunny down here in Tennessee love the fall debbiesherwood50@gmail.com

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  12. warm an sunny down here in Tennessee love the fall debbiesherwood50@gmail.com

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  13. I live in North Alabama, born and raised, and football is pretty much a religion here as well. I have 10 yr old twin and one play youth league football well as my nephew do we have had football games every Saturday since the first of September. I've had more than enough football lately but the boys have fun playing. This as our first Saturday with cooler football weather. We had been in the 90s with rain half the time on game days. Even youth league games in Alabama have tons of fans. We had a community pep rally and homecoming parade Thursday and there were thousands of people who ended up at the football stadium and we live in a rural county. It looked like half our county showed up. Yes, football is loved in the South

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    1. And football is a great way to stay in touch with friends. Love tailgating and football parties. Have fun.

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  14. I live in North Alabama, born and raised, and football is pretty much a religion here as well. I have 10 yr old twin and one play youth league football well as my nephew do we have had football games every Saturday since the first of September. I've had more than enough football lately but the boys have fun playing. This as our first Saturday with cooler football weather. We had been in the 90s with rain half the time on game days. Even youth league games in Alabama have tons of fans. We had a community pep rally and homecoming parade Thursday and there were thousands of people who ended up at the football stadium and we live in a rural county. It looked like half our county showed up. Yes, football is loved in the South

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    1. Football is a great social activity. So glad your twins are having fun. Enjoy!!

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  15. Great review thank you, this sounds really good.
    Penney

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  16. Fall family birthday party today. Beautiful weather for it here in Ohio. mcastor07@gmail.com

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    1. Hope you had a great time. It sure was a pretty day. Hugs.

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  17. Cold and beautiful fall colors here in Massachusetts. Watching football game and enjoying a bowl of chili

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  18. Kids are in a bowling tournament this afternoon. Heading to a covered bridge festival next weekend and will see a lot of fall leaves.

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  19. wet here in Indiana! makes for good football viewing on tv though. we have our comfy couch, blankets, and each other!

    anne

    mysandycat (at) aol (dot) com

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  20. We have actually had a few nice days in a row here. It seems the Fall and Spring here just bounces from cold to hot until it decides which season it is. The Fall I laugh, it gets cool, the trees start to change, it gets hot, the trees stop, cool again and change again, hot again, cool and the trees throw down all their leaves in disgust because they are tired of guessing, LOL.

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    1. I love the weather in spring and fall too!!! Wish we could omit the winter part. LOL

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  21. Watching football, my New England Patriots

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  22. I just found out that my son won a contest sponsored by the Chicago Cubs & he won 2 tickets to tonight's World Series game in Chicago. Him & his wife our big fans of the Cubs & so he is so excited he called to tell me the great news. I'm just sitting here at my lap top. Thanks, I would love to win this tote. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  23. It's after 2 pm and just got home from church! We had a great covered dish lunch after the sermon. It's a beautiful afternoon, so I'm going to go sit out under the big tree in the side yard and read. Thanks for having this giveaway. Heidiark@yahoo.com

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    1. Church is wonderful community. Sounds totally lovely.

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  24. It's finally becoming fall here around Philadelphia. The trees are turning and Halloween decorations going up. Getting in the mood for the little ones.

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    1. Love seeing the little ones trick-or-treat!

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  25. Hey, Auntie Kiki! I love fall for the cooler temps, gorgeous colors on the trees, and when my Cardinals are in the World Series playoffs. Football? Not so much!

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    1. What fun for you!!!!!!! The boys of summer in the playoffs!

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  26. Leaves are falling, some days are gray and damp, today it's sunny and in the sixties. Tomorrow maybe, 70! Football is huge here! Green Bay Packers! Go Pack go!!! I'm reading a super neat cozy Cat with a Clue by Laurie Cass! Love it, a bookmobile, a cat and a fun librarian, Minnie! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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    1. Sounds like an amazing book!! Have fun.

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  27. I'm in eastern North Carolina, beautiful day here. We are drying out from the 9 inches of rain we had last week from the hurricane. lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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    1. I am so sorry. Hope you are doing okay. Hugs, Duffy

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  28. I live in Texas...this fall, temps are still in the upper 80s during the day. Football is KING in Texas--high school football on Friday night, college football on Saturday, and the Dallas Cowboys or Houston Texans on Sunday! cking78503@aol.com

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    1. Sounds like an amazing fall! Have fun. The Cowboys are always a treat.

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  29. It's warm here today in Chicago. Good weather for the Cubs to play the Dodgers tonight. The leaves are starting to change and if the sun was out, it would be a great Fall day. Looking forward to doing a little reading later.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. The cubbies are always a treat. Reading is a great way to end the day.

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  30. It's warm here today in Chicago. Good weather for the Cubs to play the Dodgers tonight. The leaves are starting to change and if the sun was out, it would be a great Fall day. Looking forward to doing a little reading later.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Reading earlier and just got home from movie theater. My friend and I went to see The Girl On The Train. I read the book and loved the movie!

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    1. I hear they book and movie are fantastic!

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  33. Our family is preparing for Halloween and preparing for the cold weather to come. Putting to bed
    our flower beds, taking in lawn ornaments and furniture. All typical things to do along the shores
    of Lake Erie in the northeast corner of Ohio. robeader53@yahoo.com

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    1. I need to get my house ready for winter too. So much work. UGH!

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  34. I think there's football here somewhere, in California, not sure though. LOL Just got home from taking Sunday lunch over to my parents house. I made meatloaf, gravy, mashed potatoes, rolls and threw in a bag of frozen mixed veges just to have a vege instead of all starches! LOL :-)

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    1. Yummy! I’m coming to your house for dinner!!

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  35. We are watching football right now and eating Pizza. Great way to spend Sunday afternoon

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  36. Here in Connecticut, basketball is starting and I can look forward to more UCONN Women's Basketball.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  37. I lived for 14 years near Savannah GA and our town was all about high school and college football. Our office at the university would close every Friday at 3pm so families could go to the high school football games! I still love my professional football and spend my Sunday afternoons drinking hot tea and reading. Fall is my favorite time of year! Pucsbride13@gmail.com

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    1. Savannah is so football...and golf. Lordy we can’t forget the golf. LOL

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  38. I lived for 14 years near Savannah GA and our town was all about high school and college football. Our office at the university would close every Friday at 3pm so families could go to the high school football games! I still love my professional football and spend my Sunday afternoons drinking hot tea and reading. Fall is my favorite time of year! Pucsbride13@gmail.com

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  39. We live in Upstate NY so we are watching all the wonderful changes that fall brings. The leaves are so beautiful. Today was unseasonably warm and tomorrow is supposed to be 80! utaker555@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, Brittany. Tony Kappes and a few other authors are having a Mystery Train Event in Oct next year in Lockport, NY. I would looooove to see you!! Look up Two Dames On a Train on FB for info.

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  40. I live in TN do not do foot ball, leaves changing have Halloween light sup and decorated around the front door love cozy book Georgia
    queenvictora50 (at)aol (dot) com

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  41. Its a quiet day in South Dakota. It is cloudy and we're getting some light rain. I'm watching Longmire on Netflix. I do have some Halloween decorations in our yard and in our front windows. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net.

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  42. It's apple harvest time! Three more weeks until our slow time cheers@Marjimmanor.com

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  43. The winners of the totes are Myra Ball and Brittany Abbott and Teresa W!! Email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com with your address and I’ll send along the totes. Thanks all for playing along!!

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