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Spanx for the Memories

Miss South Carolina week arrived!  I dragged the old pageant gown box from underneath my bed, blew off the dust and proceeded to pray that some garment with rhinestones fit. Outfit after outfit, the mirror was not too kind. UGGH. Finding the perfect outfit and dealing with weight issues is one flip-flop women do not like! My new book, “Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops”,  being released in September, addresses weight issues that women face, spanx and much more!

Spanx to the rescue! I have a whole drawer filled with them; high waist, low waist, long boys, bra Spanx, non-bra, body suit Spanx, and the list goes on.

As an aging beauty queen it truly is a marvelous way to recapture somewhat of your pageant weight and revisit special memories.

Yes, as I walked the runway at the Township Auditorium with my Miss SC sistahs, we each remembered our moment of being crowned Miss South Carolina. Spanx for the memories…. 

Posted in aging, beauty queens, storytelling by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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Bury Me With My Pearls: Now on Audio!

miss-south-carolinaYa’ll want to hear something exciting? My book, Bury Me With My Pearls, is now available in AUDIO! I personally read every word because you simply can’t fake a Southern accent! I wanted to share my Southern stories my way with a little Gullah influence plus a few stories with a hint of a “Nathern” accent. Just what are you in store for when you listen to Bury Me With My Pearls? Read an excerpt from the book below!

“Several years ago, I was asked to judge the Miss Mississippi Pageant. During my stay in the great beauty queen state of Mississippi, was the anniversary of the day I won the title of Miss South Carolina.

Too boot, Miss Mississippi whooped me at the Miss America Pageant.

Posted in Bury Me With My Pearls, Gullah, Miss America, Miss South Carolina, storytelling by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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Funny and Feel Good Presentation

What should you expect when you hire me to speak to your audience? Honey, I’d love to tell you all about my presentation – but it’s probably better for you to just see for yourself!

This clip is taken from my keynote at the FFA National Future Farmers of America Convention where I was privileged to speak in front of a crowd of 60,000 people. Yep, once I was called a heifer!

Find out more about the self-development I offer and how you can get in touch with me for lots of laughs and learning!


Posted in Southern Humor, Speaking engagement, storytelling by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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My Mother’s Day Gift: Storytelling

What an honor for my friend Patricia Fripp to share this story from my book, “Bury Me With My Pearls”; especially with Mother’s Day is approaching. My mother helped me develop many gifts but her humor and way of looking at life’s circumstances were priceless. Enjoy this wonderful story about telling stories and the precious gift of humor and  loving support from my mother and Tootsie.  These women are my “mothers of pearl.”
Mother's Day Giveaway

Storytelling – “My Mothers of Pearl” by Jane Jenkins Herlong 

Don’t forget to enter my Mother’s Day Giveaway in memory of my mother. Please join me in sharing what your mother/daughter has taught you with the hashtag #PearlsofWisdom and you can be entered to win a set of pearl necklaces for you and your mother/daughter. To enter, click here:


Posted in mother, storytelling by Jane Jenkins Herlong.