Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sweet Potato Queen Week

This is my picture of me wearing the outfit I plan to wear to the Big Hat Luncheon at the Sweet Potato Queen Parade in Jackson Mississippi this coming weekend.  
I can't believe it is finally the week of the Sweet Potato Queen Parade in Jackson, Mississippi. 
 I have been waiting and preparing for this moment ever since I heard author  Jill Conner Brown speak at the Merry Market event in Odessa,TX  last year before Christmas. 

Jill was just so much fun with her queenly act and comical interpretation of the life of a woman, wife, mother and friend in the South.  She just touched something in me with her message of how she discovered her calling....her talents.....and over came obstacles that many of us get stuck in. 

You just have to read her books to get it.....her first book...."The Book Of Love" will make you laugh and cry and help you to understand this whole "sweet potato thing queen parade" thingy.  Read it!  Really...

So, Jill got me at that speaking engagement sponsored by the Junior League of Odessa, Texas.  I remember turning to my friend and saying "we are so going to that parade next year" when Jill told us about it in her talk.  My friend nodded "yes".  Now, here we are. 

Now, I find myself waiting impatiently for my disco purple sequin dress that I'm supposed to wear in the Million Queen March this Saturday.  I ordered it on Jan 12th of this year and recently discovered that unlike my friends, the other Blingin' Bitches of Texas, ordered my dress to be delivered via the Thailand Postal Service as opposed to UPS which is oh so much more efficient and faster as evidenced by the fact that the other girls have their parade dress and I do not!

Not one to be deterred by little obstacles, I have a plan B and C in place should my dress not get here before I hop on the airplane for Mississippi. I am so excited and I can't will be available next weekend.  Meanwhile, google "sweet Potato queen"


vivian said...

I'm so excited that you are so excited. Your outfit is adorable. Can't wait to see the pics. <3

Michelle said...

Well, you just come right on over to Miss'sip! Here's wishing you and the BB of T a fabulous time!

Michelle from Madison, MS

Diane said...

This is so much fun!!

deb did it said...

you go girl....those gal came to Round Top one day...what a HOOT! Have a blast!

Funky Art Queen said...

Well it was the funnest thing....and I'm already planning next year's trip. I can hardly wait.

Anonymous said...

I was born and raised in Jackson, and go to the parade every year. Did not realize the queens had such a following. Glad to see that people are coming to Jackson and having A GREAT TIME!!

The Reservoir, MS