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Grand Strand Vacation – Brookgreen Gardens, etc.

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

I can’t believe my last post here was January! I had tried to keep up with a post a week for my sites for quite a while and managed it, but frankly it’s just too fast a pace with work and everything (and about 10 sites!). So, I won’t be posting as frequently as that in the future. I hope to be putting out a post once a month, but to be honest, it could be every other month, or two or three in a day and then nothing for a month or two. I do try to keep updating the pages behind the scenes so hopefully our resources are getting a bit more complete as time goes by. Hopefully the less ambitious posting will mean that when I have time I will be able to put out better in depth posts and devote more time to the real heart of the site which is our county resource pages.

So, the last few weeks have been quite hectic. To start out with I had a project to work on a web site for a place that does self storage in Greenville, SC and that was closely followed by its sister site that also does self storage in Greenville, SC. I seem to recall several weekends that I worked through with one computer issue after another. including two hard drive replacements over one weekend… then after those projects we started passing a nasty bug around our family and as we recovered, then had to get everything together for our scheduled trip to the beach.

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Charleston, SC Old Slave Market (Old Slave Mart)

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

It’s a somber switch to write one week about independence and the next to write about slavery. Such is the dichotomy of the history of our country. Freedom was established early for some, but not all. We can take pride and solace in the fact that over the generations that idea of freedom has been expanded to all citizens. It’s a somber feeling to be in the Old Slave Market of Charleston. I remember visiting there about 12 years ago. It’s very humbling and there is a sense of heartbreak and pain in every stone. I seem to recall being left speechless just being there.

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South Carolina Independence Day Events | Declaration of Independence Reading

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

I ran across this listing at and thought you might find it interesting. I wish everyone a happy and thoughtful observance of our Nation’s Birthday.

South Carolina 4th of July Events.

Also… I have made a habit in recent years of listening to a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July. I’m particularly fond of the reading by the Jefferson interpreter at Monticello. Scroll down on Monticello podcasts page to Jefferson’s Words: Two Declarations and hear Bill Barker’s reading of the Declaration of Independence. (Direct mp3 link here.)

South Carolina Historical Sites – The Abbeville Opera House

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

One of the notable places in South Carolina worth visiting is The Abbeville Opera House. It is approaching 100 years old. It seems strange to think of, but Abbeville was a stopover between Atlanta and Richmond for many of the New York based companies that took their shows “on the road”. Community members decided that if there were a facility in Abbeville that could stage productions, then they could sponsor showings.

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