31 December 2017
30 December 2017
|McLeod Plantation, James Island, SC|
I joined my friends English and Maria (thanks Maria!) at McLeod Plantation this fine cool morning for a program called "Christmas Through the Eyes of the Enslaved" brought to life by a guide named Olivia who did a wonderful job telling stories that brought the period to life.
What did Christmas mean in an enslaved time? Commonly slaves would be allowed time off during the Christmas season, but the amount of time varied from plantation to plantation. Although time off was expected, the plantation owners made it clear that the expectations of an enslaved person didn't stop. Christmas is commonly thought of as a joyous time, but heartbreak and sadness still took place for the enslaved people, therefore the meaning of Christmas differed between plantation owners and the enslaved and how this meaning transitioned after the Civil War.
|Thanks to my friend Dale who grabbed a shot of us!|
29 December 2017
|Queen St., Charleston, SC|
I did not go for one of my long walks this evening but fully intend to keep up the practice in 2018 as long as my legs will carry me. I am sharing this quote about walking:
28 December 2017
26 December 2017
|Caw Caw Park, Ravenel, SC|
I drove home smiling knowing I had tasty leftovers to warm up. Happy Boxing Day kids!
24 December 2017
21 December 2017
18 December 2017
16 December 2017
|Hampton Park, Charleston, SC|
13 December 2017
|George St., Charleston, SC|
I got a late streak of ambition this evening and burnt up my hand mixer trying to make divinity candy. It requires a lot of beating and boom * spark! Apparently you can only get 10 to 15 years out of a $7.50 beater.