There is nothing like autumn in the South. As soon as I spot the first yellow leaf, I rejoice openly, jubilantly, and hysterically—almost bordering on crazy. I love autumn for its fabulous colors and fragrances, not to mention the promise of cooler temperatures.
Growing up, autumn meant going to college football games with mom and dad. I will not disclose the team so as not to alienate many of you. Let’s simply say crimson and white were the colors of the day.
Mom made sure that we were dressed up for the game, complete with hose, high heels, and the appropriate accessories. I will never forget getting dressed to the nines, sitting in the stadium, and absolutely dying as the temperature would soar into the 90°s at kickoff time. It was especially bad on the days when we were dressed for a cooler day. But we did our mama proud, and that was all that mattered.
This past weekend I watched several Southern teams play football. I almost laughed out loud when I observed college kids sitting in the same seats we once occupied, with their bodies, face, and hair painted in their team colors. When it started raining and the colorful paint began running down their faces, I sat amazed at how things have changed. But they were having fun and enjoying the moment.
Autumn in the south—there is nothing like it! We have many magazine issues that specifically celebrate fall. Our creative teams shine when the fall issues are being planned. From the savory foods to pumpkin decorations, we all get into the spirit. I hope you have a wonderful autumn season and enjoy the beautiful days.
What is your favorite thing about fall?