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  • Writer's pictureDawn Wallis

Well, I Declare - Southernism

Updated: Jan 15

This Southern saying brings back memories of my Grammy who was born and raised in rural Virginia. She was just about the kindest, sweetest woman that walked the earth. She loved Jesus, her family, and peach cobbler. I attribute many of my Southern roots to her and her perspective on life.


Whenever she was surprised by something, she’d proclaim, “Well, I declare!” As a child I was never quite sure what she was declaring exactly, but throughout the years, anytime I hear this expression mustered, I smile to myself and think of her.


Have you ever heard this phrase or perhaps even said it?

Well, I declare


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