Monthly Archives: May 2018

Our Amazing Summerville Sleuths…Unraveling the Mystery of the Halcyon Inn and House

Dear Reader: Sometimes the most interesting things in life start with one small pause…a quick observation. I will always thank SCE&G for bringing traffic to a complete standstill last week while they were trimming trees on Highway 17-S. Main Street. … Continue reading

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“Being Goalessly Present in the Flow of Life”

Dear Reader: Don’t most of us remember hearing our parents’ advice to us (over and over) when we would start squabbling with our siblings or neighborhood friends…”Remember if you are angry, take a deep breath, count to 10, and make … Continue reading

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“Live in the Sunshine, Swim in the Sea, Drink the Wild Air”

Dear Reader: Memorial Day didn’t turn out quite as badly as the forecasters first predicted for our area…we certainly had some rain but it wasn’t continuous or torrential. We have a lot to be thankful for when so many harbor … Continue reading

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Another “First” for Charleston…The First “Memorial” Day was Held Here

  Dear Reader: As a former South Carolina History teacher…it was always fun to teach students about all the “firsts” that happened in Charleston. Charleston has always been known for many first events in our country’s history… mostly good “firsts” but … Continue reading

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Taking Chances

Dear Reader: Taking chances…I have never been much of a risk-taker…especially financially… mainly because I felt during all those years of raising children as a single mom… that I couldn’t afford to take a chance on opportunities that I might … Continue reading

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The Sweet Scents of Southern Springs and Summers

Dear Reader: Ah…there is nothing like it in the world! The sweet scents of flowers in May. I think every perfume in the world should come from a southern garden at this time of the year. Even if April showers … Continue reading

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Simplicity = Freedom

Dear Reader: “When you are most simple is when you feel really free.” Why has it taken me a lifetime to learn this lesson? Slow learner, I reckon. It is not as if I have ever had the extravagant means … Continue reading

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“Oh…We’ll Make Do”

Dear Reader: I don’t know how many times I heard my mother use that expression, “Oh we’ll make do”  when worried about financial matters (which was a lot of the time) when we were growing up. But she also, always … Continue reading

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A Blueberry for Boo-Berry!

Dear Reader: I love blueberries! So happiness is ….blueberry season has arrived! I have so many memories of David and I (and the dog Old Blackie) following Grandmother Wilson to her blueberry patch and picking blueberries. David was always the … Continue reading

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Our Magical Universe…

Dear Reader: Isn’t the magic of God’s Creation, the universe, the greatest magical trick in the world…not just our own little world…but the many, many other worlds that make up the universe? It is easy, during the day, to forget … Continue reading

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