A geographically oriented group of 'Good Ole Boy' daddy's and cheer leading, pageant mommy's that refuse to allow a newcomer to participate in their community. Any participation requires area birth right or someone of authority publicly vouching for you to be considered part of the small town 'clan.' Gossip, not facts, rule day to day life and make for a very entertaining existence.
Jessica relocated to a small town when she married her husband. The Southern Mafia did not accept her marriage to a local man or her $5 to join the school PTO until several the town leader's vouched for her. An unspoken baptism to join was held at the Town Mall and all welcomed her. Since then she applied for her library card and was approved to read, write and wear shoes to public functions.