A sad fate for some Southern women:  In one Virginia town, where there are more churches than bars and hush puppies are served with lunch, women are likely to die nearly a decade earlier than their sisters in the next county.
Photo: Mary Baird, center, rests for a second between clients at her salon, the Hair Station. She gave up fried chicken, fried potatoes and greens cooked with ham hocks when her mother’s heart gave out. View more photos at the gallery. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A sad fate for some Southern women: In one Virginia town, where there are more churches than bars and hush puppies are served with lunch, women are likely to die nearly a decade earlier than their sisters in the next county.

Photo: Mary Baird, center, rests for a second between clients at her salon, the Hair Station. She gave up fried chicken, fried potatoes and greens cooked with ham hocks when her mother’s heart gave out. View more photos at the gallery. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

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  4. cynthiahasatumblr reblogged this from latimes and added:
    the woman on the left has interesting toes
  5. boobs666 reblogged this from sybilvanity and added:
    And the income difference between the 2 counties have nothing to do with it right?
  6. sybilvanity reblogged this from strawburrry and added:
    don’t knock the hush puppies, guiseeee
  7. asoftrevolt reblogged this from face-down-asgard-up and added:
    I fucking love some hush puppies.
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  9. sarcastinator reblogged this from grufflepuff and added:
    Ummmm, this article is kinda bs cause my great-grandma and her six sisters all grew up and lived in areas (eastern shore...
  10. jinxasaurus reblogged this from face-down-asgard-up and added:
    Oh no they did not just hate on hush puppies. Them ‘s fightin’ words! … Wait… LA Times? What does the LA Times have...
  11. fellfossfjord reblogged this from face-down-asgard-up and added:
    Hush puppies are appropriate for any meal of the day.
  12. neverstophustlin reblogged this from grufflepuff and added:
    lol southern people
  13. pj-archive reblogged this from lakebandit and added:
    when else are hush puppies normally served? ~teach this clueless southerner~
  14. grufflepuff reblogged this from sofivondeath and added:
    You can take my greens cooked with ham hocks if you must. You can even try to take my hush puppies. But if you lay one...
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  16. sofivondeath reblogged this from face-down-asgard-up and added:
    I think they’ve all just got a problem with cornmeal and how DELICIOUS IT MAKES EVERYTHING. Tater cakes? Salmon patties?...
  17. thelifeofdal reblogged this from mstashers
  18. abowlofbranflakes reblogged this from giraffescanbefeministstoo and added:
    So if I eat a hush puppies as a palate cleanser after having a salad, is that okay?
  19. strawburrry reblogged this from bbook and added:
    Proof that NOVA is better!
  20. mstashers reblogged this from thelifeofdal and added:
    A Hushpuppy is basically fried cornmeal, seasoning, and onions. but they are fucking awesome!!!!!!
  21. missblythe reblogged this from lakebandit and added:
    I was at a bar this past weekend where instead of nuts or pretzels, they served hush puppies. It was like I died and...
  22. soo reblogged this from latimes and added:
    The comments on this post are amazing. Where the hell can I get some hush puppies in L.A.?
  23. taintedsaints reblogged this from giraffescanbefeministstoo and added:
    I would kill for a basket of hush puppies right now.
  24. lakebandit reblogged this from unli-mit-edjuic-e and added:
    Hush Puppies are among the many things that Southern Women do right.
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  27. bluntlyblue reblogged this from cocothinkshefancy and added:
    I can live without hush puppies (although good/fresh ones are a true treat), but give up fried chicken or fried...
  28. fatearthsociety reblogged this from ladytudorrose and added:
    Well, if you gotta die somehow, at least this way is delicious! Also, the previous poster is right. Eastern NC is...
  29. shadypinesretirementhome reblogged this from face-down-asgard-up and added:
    That person in the middle who gave up all the delicious food is probably self-righteously telling that person on the...