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The Folly of history, heritage and culture

Folly Beach is a town located on a sliver of sand known as Folly Island in Charleston County, South Carolina. As you cross the bridge to the island, over Folly Creek, there is an old boat on the side of … Continue reading

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Will this be Trump’s Watergate?

“Watergate just happened to come along at the same time as the demand for honesty in relations between the sexes, in advertising, in ecology, in almost everything. It just stumbled into that great big elephant trap that had already been … Continue reading

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Trump: Who are you or better still who do you want to be?

Want to know what kind of “look” Donald J. Trump is trying to emulate? I am a history buff and love reading biographies about historical figures. I am currently reading a book about Robert E. Lee, a man who was … Continue reading

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An ugly American history

I am reading a book called Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America by Patrick Phillips. The book details how the white citizens of Forsyth County, Georgia, beginning in 1912, drove out the African-American population through murder and intimidation. It is … Continue reading

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When history repeats itself

“……..his political coalition, comprising chiefly of poor white farmers and industrial workers, began to describe themselves proudly as “rednecks”, even to the point of wearing red neckerchiefs to political rallies and picnics.” – Description of James Kimble Vardaman I am reading … Continue reading

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Building a family brick by brick

I think I have mentioned before that I enjoy spending time working on my families genealogy using Ancestry.com. The oldest relative I have been able to document to date is a 13th great-grandfather named John Bodley born in 1518 in an … Continue reading

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