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McLeod Plantation History on James Island

Historian Doug Bostick spoke about the McLeod Plantation at the meeting of the Town of James Island’s History and Preservation Committee on March 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm.  The meeting was held at the Town Hall Offices, located at 1238 B Camp Road, James Island,  South Carolina.  The following text was taken directly from the minutes: There are 99 known graves on the McLeod property, and other headstones in the Woodland area, and some

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Gullah Geechee Cultural Preservation

Preserving the history of this culture, so rich in song and spirit is important. Today’s post is a request for action. Kindly log on to Washington Watch and say “Yes, funding this is important.” For more visit the pages at

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The Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island

“Edisto Island is God’s country.” – Jack McCray, author of Charleston Jazz One is struck by the many churches lining the two lane road onto Edisto Island. Many are African American, understandably, since the island, since the first federal census,

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The Hutchinson House on Edisto Island

Oh, God of Dust and Rainbows/ Help us to see/that without the dust the rainbow/Would not be. – Langston Hughes This red-roofed handbuilt house on Point of Pines Road was built about 1885 by Henry Hutchinson for his bride, Rosa

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Libraries, the Law and Gingko trees

Books. There are venerable collections of history in Charleston. One of my favorite places is the Charleston Library Society on King Street, a charming library that is open to the public, that backs up to the garden behind the Gibbes

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Welcome to my blog about the Lowcountry of South Carolina, a place proud with beauty, history and art. Sometimes we feel a call, to be, to go, to do. I was called to be an artist, and as an old midwife from Alabama said, “If the good Lord wants you to do something, you won’t have no good luck until you do it.”

So here I am writing about what I know, about the 'under glimmer' as the poet Basho, says, the way I have learned to see, to notice. I am inspired by, and talking about the history and art and culture of this place that has called me to herself. By the ancestors.

My background includes a degree in fine arts from a small private college in Florida, and before that, four years of all girls' boarding school in Asheville. I worked as a professional photographer, helped my children grow up, and now and I love seasoned things, good food, better conversation, beauty, my beloved and beautiful Italian Greyhound, Beau. Moved by the sacred places and stories of this beautiful historic land called the Lowcountry, I am here in spirit and I hope to infect you with my love of this place.