10 June 2016

Charleston fixer-upper

Charleston, SC  
We haven't run out of fixer-uppers yet!

It's Friday, kids. A gentleman told me this afternoon that there were two things that Charlestonian's were never late for - a wake or a cocktail party. Sadly I had the first one, a funeral visitation to go to this evening. One of my our wonderful hospital volunteers passed away. She had nine children and they made the visitation easier for everyone by wearing name tags with their sibling rank clearly marked on it as did their children. They were identified by name and #1, 2, 3 etc. It was brilliant and made it much easier to introduce yourself to the family members. What a grand lady she was and my sympathy is with the large and loving family for their loss this week.

Have a good weekend. I believe I earned mine. My plants are watered, my new air-conditioner is humming along and Netflix and I have settled in for the evening.  My new show is 30 Degrees in February, a Swedish series based in Thailand. 


  1. Anonymous9:55 PM

    Hi Joan,
    Wow! That is indeed a fixer-upper! How much do you suppose it would take to completely renovate it to livable status, that is. (I.e., not "Architectural Digest-type standards.)
    Am wondering if you've seen the new production of Porgy yet and if so, what you thought of it. Thanks.
    And thanks for your very fun Blog, charming text and photos, both.
    Diane in Denver

    1. I did see Porgy & Bess! The tickets sold out immediately but I had a friend who was unable to go and they generously passed along their really great tickets to me. I felt like Cinderella at the ball. The sets and music were beautiful and it was the first time I had been in the renovated Gaillard Auditorium. What a treat. Jonathan Green himself was there wandering the halls at intermission.

    2. I'm sorry about your friend. What a contrast in buildings!

  2. Joan, now you have done your J.C. Calhoun "shifted angle" to an innocent church! As punishment, you have to use Netflix streaming to watch The Do Over and look for my brief, funny scene. You are always cool.


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