In spite of the fact that I am a senior citizen, I still consider myself a child at heart. So why is it that before I go to a fireworks display for a holiday I pause and do the “old woman routine:” check the weather for temperature, rain, lightening, and think of all the things … More What Is It About Fireworks and Our Flag?
I grew up in Greenville South Carolina. I lived there 22 years of my life. Our parents were good loving people. When I was a child my family lived on the corner of an active street and an area designated for “colored” people to live. We had a very nice older, African American couple who … More There’s No Good Reason!
In 2012 a small piece of history was returned to its rightful place. This part of history has its own tale to tell. But first here is a little background information. A Future Baseball Star Born in Poverty In South Carolina July 16, 1888 Joe Jackson was born into poverty. Due to the lack of child … More A Chest With Memories Returned Home
My grandmother, Nina Alexander, was born in 1901, 36 years after the Civil War. Nina spent her earliest years on her family farm in Georgia. She lost four of her ten siblings, during her youth. (Death at an early age was not uncommon during those times.) When her diabetic father died from complications from a … More My Maternal Grandmother’s Early Life
The old Dushee Shaw Half-Way House has become known as a place of history and of ghost stories. This building, hidden by weeds and trees for many years, is located near Coats, in Harnett County, NC; the area was once known as Averasborough, a river town on the Cape Fear River. The old house was … More Is The Old Dushee Shaw Half-Way House Haunted?