Whether or no" is an archaic way of saying "regardless." Talk about a different archaic phrase you know.
So I knew the word I'd use. I've always been fascinated with this word. I suspect that the meaning of this word evolved into something else, other than the original meaning or implication. My mema, who I credit with so much of my southern mannerisms, language and superstitions, taught me this word.
She would say, "I'll cook you sum chicken in dumplins drectly".
I was an adult before I figured out that this word, drectly (two syllables), was actually directly (a three syllable word). It was used to indicate that something would happen soon or in the near future. Once I discovered that it probably originated from the word directly, then the definition that I had contrived in my head, didn't fit anymore.
Though I discovered the truth behind the language of my ancestors, I continue to use that word as my mema would, every chance I get and a few others too!
You could mosey on over to that pioneer woman's site and sign up to win this fabulous mixer! I have already blogged about wanting this mixer last week, and now she's giving away three of them. Isn't it a beautiful machine? It just takes my breath away!
Then the day closes, as the clouds pass over Jessie's tree. This is the tree we refer to as my son's tree. Some of the last pictures I have of him are in front of this tree.