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Entry from February 21, 2014
GRIT (Girl Raised In Texas)

"GRIT” (Girl Raised In Texas) is a jocular acronym that has been printed on many gift items, such as T-shirts. “GRIT - Girl Raised in Texas” has been cited in print since at least 1997.

The plural “Girls Raised In Texas” has been written as both “GRIT” and “GRITS.”

“GRITS" (Girl/Girls Raised In The South) has also been cited in print since at least 1997.

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What is RATSA and SORAS?
TAN: What is GRITS?
On Mon, 09 Jun 1997 18:45:51 GMT, (Sylvia Nolan)
| On Fri, 06 Jun 1997 21:43:43 GMT, (DonnaB)
| wrote:
| > GRITS - Girl Raised In The South
| GRITS! I like it. Do you have any membership rules or tests to be
| passed (like telling you the recipe for iced tea) or can I just add it
| to my sig file?
Oh, add it, by all means.  I don’t know what we’d do if any Yankees wanted to be GRITS, fer example, but I’m sure we could be accommodating somehow.  I know there have gotta be tons of GRITS here. You can just tell, ya know.  I’m a fan of Luzianne, both caff and decaf, for hot and for regular (meaning iced) tea & I use Equal in it & a little lemon juice.  How about you?  Could you just live off of iced tea if need be?!!

| Sylvia RoseBob “or should I be a GRIT - Girl Raised in Texas -
| instead?”
Texas Girls
Thursday, July 15, 2004
Now you run along, Shugah, and send this to some other Girls Raised In Texas.

Sugar On La Brea
August 13, 2005
Sugar On La Brea Presents Chic Treats
For Your Fashion Sweet Tooth

Have you ever had a best friend with a closet so fabulous that you just wanted to move in? Pretty and pink, and stuffed to the ceiling with the yummiest dresses, shirts, jackets, shoes and accessories, this lovely room pulsed with the heartbeat of shared secrets, laughter, tears, dreams, and of course, the clothes.

Your fondest girlhood memories will be rekindled when you visit Sugar, a scrumptious new boutique on La Brea created by self-proclaimed GRITS (Girls Raised in Texas) Jeanette Chivvis and Kelley West.

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Emperor Wonko the Sane
A friend from South Carolina (living in Texas at the time) bought her daughters GRITS (Girls Raised In The South) t-shirts.  She said that, since her girls were born an raised in Texas, it stood for Girls Raised In TexaS.  I asked, isn’t Texas in the South?  I’m pretty sure she wanted to slap me, but restrained herself.

> > > > >
Fwd: G.R.I.T. = Girl Raised in Texas!
G.R.I.T. = Girls Raised in Texas !

March 20, 2007
True GRIT (Girl Raised In Texas)
I received this test on things about Texas from my friend JoAnn and had a few minutes to kill.

Celia Yeary-Romance...and a little bit of Texas
SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2010
Two lovely women I became acquainted with—both True Grits (Girls Raised in Texas).

Bethanne Patrick
@SonyaVanSickle @littlefluffycat @GiantSweetTart Someone sent me a GRITS (Girls Raised in Texas) email. Will spare you! #blesstheirheart
8:51 AM - 13 Jul 2010

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Zazzle Shopping Gift G.R.I.T. Girls Raised In Texas - Texas Diva Mug Porcelain Mug: Other produc… @DesignByDiva
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