Whitney Wise Long
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP –
Elba, Alabama – a small southern town with the courthouse in the middle of the “Square”. Everybody knows you and you know everybody.
MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME/BEST ADVICE/WORDS TO LIVE BY
“There but for the grace of God go I.”
PLAYLIST OR SONG THAT TAKES YOU BACK TO A SIMPLER TIME
Oh my… so many! Anything by Bon Jovi, The Band, 38 Special, the Allman Brothers, Steve Miller Band, REM.
3 THINGS ON A DESERTED ISLAND
My family, a computer with Skype and a fridge with an endless supply of food and drinks. Sunscreen, too!
WHAT READING MATERIAL IS ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND
The nightstand can’t hold it all! I have a big basket that always contains devotion books and my Bible, a parenting book or two of some sort, several magazines and my Nook loaded with a variety of titles.
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON A SATURDAY NIGHT
For the “mom me” it’s watching a movie with the kids and ordering pizza and everyone getting to spend unhurried quality time together. For the “adult me” it’s going with my husband and friends to hear the bagpipe player at the Sea Island Lodge at sunset with one of their yummy mojitos in hand followed by a late dinner at one of our many great local restaurants.
Call me crazy but I really want to go on a family cross-country road trip – albeit on a very nice, fully loaded RV that comes with a driver as needed. And several overnight stays in the Ritz Carltons we pass along the way would be appreciated.
BEST PART OF THE DAY
Waking up each morning in good health to a new day with those I love most.
I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT
Doing what I can to help thru charity work – especially things related to the wellness and lives of children.
YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE(S)
Simon Burch (adapted from the book ‘A Prayer for Owen Meany’ by John Irving), Facing the Giants, Old School
YOUR LIFE/LIFESTYLE IN FIVE WORDS
Full, Blessed, Busy, Exhilarating, Rewarding
WHY I LOVE THE SOUTH
It’s home and what I know – all my memories are here as well as my favorite people and places.
FAVORITE SOUTHERN CITY
Can’t name just one – Birmingham, New Orleans, Nashville, Charleston
FAVORITE SOUTHERN ACTOR/ACTRESS
Sandra Bullock (Virginia) & Luke Wilson (Texas)
FAVORITE SOUTHERN AUTHOR/BOOK
Rick Bragg –his writings bring me to tears every time.
FAVORITE SOUTHERN FOOD
Again, can’t name just one. They all sound cliche but it’s true: shrimp and grits, fried okra, boiled peanuts, corn, sweet tea.
FAVORITE SOUTHERN BAND/SONG
Lynrd Skynrd and “Sweet Home Alabama” – of course! Love how you recognize it from the first few notes and that everyone knows the words.
FAVORITE SOUTHERN VACATION SPOT
Anywhere along the coast of the Florida Panhandle. My life is filled with wonderful childhood memories from there and now memories being made with my own family at WaterColor, Florida. It is our favorite place to just go to slow down and just “be”. The beautiful sand and waters cannot be beat.