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Annual Spring Author’s Luncheon Featured Nan Graham

May 1st, 2007 by Alison Simpson in Friends of the Library

Photo Courtesy of Luanne Barbee

Photo Courtesy of Luanne Barbee

Author Nan Graham was a pure delight at the annual spring luncheon. She read excerpts from her books,  Turn South at the Next Magnolia and In a Magnolia Minute: Secrets of a Late Bloomer. As expected, her southern wit and charm captivated the entire audience. As did her southern accent (dialect). She related the story of when she started doing the radio commentary in Wilmington that one of the producers suggested she go to a school in Atlanta where they would teach her to improve her speech and lose her accent. Ms. Graham said she responded in the following manner, “Sir, will have a sex change operation before I let anyone take away my southern drawl. And no one dared doubt her.
The entire luncheon was filled with more of the same humor that only a true southern belle can offer. She may not have won the pageant back in her college days, but it was clearly evident that she won the hearts of all those in attendance.    Hopefully, Ms. Graham will have another    opportunity to grace our campus. Maybe then she will have the opportunity to give an instructional class in cousin removal. After all, she is a self proclaimed expert in the art.

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