Category Archives: South Carolina

Christmas at Nanny’s

Every year, usually after Christmas day, we go to Sumter to visit Nanny and our Grant cousins to celebrate Christmas.  I always love riding around to see the lights at Swan Lake and in the neighborhoods, sitting at the table … Continue reading

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Recollections . . .

. . . My sensational reminiscing was cut short by the urgent thought that if I stayed in the hot shower too long, the steam would set off the extra-loud smoke detector in my apartment that lives on the ceiling … Continue reading

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Recollections from the Shower

I have spent the day hunched over my computer, excruciatingly convincing my brain to “Please, please focus.”  After a number of hours (the exact amount I will not divulge), I finished my first final paper of the semester.  After a … Continue reading

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Ode to (or essay on?) the Tomato Sandwich

This summer I stated I would eat at least one tomato sandwich every day while I lived in Charleston.  I’m pretty sure that happened during at least June and July.  Once school began, I continued eating tomato sandwiches because I … Continue reading

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I don’t know where this is going

This morning I wasn’t planning on going to church.  I woke up a few minutes after 9, and even though I haven’t been getting to church every Sunday morning at 8:00 for over 3 years, I guess I still forget … Continue reading

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Every time I drive home, back to the mountains, I get this feeling of thanksgiving and like I am overflowing with amazement at the beauty of my surroundings.  Southwestern Virginia is so beautiful.  Growing up in Blacksburg, I didn’t really … Continue reading

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Yesterday was my official last day at Rural Mission, and  I am so excited to go home to the mountains for a few days and see my family and friends, but I am equally sad to leave here. I have … Continue reading

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