Tag Archives: South Carolina


Christmas Eve in Summerville, South Carolina. It is one of the sweetest¬†family memories. The entire neighborhood was lined with luminaries; small white votive candles, anchored with sand, inserted into white paper bags. On a night that was usually¬†about 60 degrees, … Continue reading

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The power of water. The rain has stopped. The problems have just begun. These are Associated Press photos from a neighborhood we called home in the 1990’s. Summerville, South Carolina. Our home sat on a slightly elevated piece of land … Continue reading

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Look Away, Dixieland

Dear South Carolina, As your legislators debate the Confederate flag issue, please take a moment to reflect. You were settled in 1663 as the Carolina province. You were one of 13 original colonies. We shared a flag. From 1777, with … Continue reading

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Guest Post – New Beginnings

Originally posted on A Momma's View:
A beautiful guest post from my friend Vanbytheriver. I was told that it was sort of inspired by my ‘Inside Out’ post, which makes me even happier. I can totally relate to how…

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Beef Stew and Wet Mops

I was almost 40 years old when I bought my first floor mop. I just never knew you could clean a floor that way. It’s all because of Jane C., neighbor, friend, partner in crime. On a sunny, cool afternoon … Continue reading

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Moving Van Envy

On two different Ellis Island ship registries from the early 1900’s, it was noted that the nationality for both of my immigrant grandparents was “Magyar”. This could have meant one of two things; that the language they spoke was of … Continue reading

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