Retired school administrator, musician, kayaker, photographer, sometime writer. Loves playing with computers, gadgetry, and other technical giggery pokery. Pretends to be good at disc golf, pool, and darts.
Chemistry professor, artisan, quilter, and avid reader. Loves sewing, gardening, and Furman football. Excels at cooking, geometric design, and packing things into tiny spaces.
The feline duo of Cosmo and Rory, various possums, raccoons, squirrels, kingfishers, a bunch of coyotes, and at least one great blue heron.
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cool website name,so many meanings
Tom, I just read your January 2104 write up about Comingtee. Great photos and research. Thanks from Norman
Glad I found your website. Tom’s photos are great, I enjoy so much!
Interesting! I just found out about Perryville, and enjoyed reading about it. Hopefully, we can check it out!
I enjoy your blog on SC History
Very interesting posts. am following you.
I stumbled upon your blog this week and I have been visiting this site each day. Such a great blog! I can’t wait to share this site.
can you give me good directions to see and to photograph the area………..
The area is now known as Ekom Beach.
Please remove me from your mailing list thank you Jennifer Boynto
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MLK 2015 Jenkinsville school memorial
I just found your great blog and without your permission (Asking it now) took the liberty of requesting a link to your blog on the memorial to be released with a letter of explaination in our local Fairifield County News paper. I am trying to get the memorial resurrected and moved to a more befitting resting place.
Thank you for the great photos and article.
write me back and I will send you a copy of article written for the paper.
Links back to articles are never a problem. Feel free to link away!
I found some info re Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church posted on Ancestry.com. Too much to post in here. How can I send it to you, if you are interested. Margaret Ann Beaty who is buried there, was married to my 2x g-grandfather, Frances “Frank” Allen Hobson.
Really enjoy reading about your adventures !
I loved the old school photos (Pleasant Grove, Emory and Sardis). I had read often about many of the field schools or academies that once existed in the Edgefield Advertiser (US Library of Congress digital collections). The photo you have for a possible school is the home built in 1950 for my grandfather, G.O. Etheredge. The home was designed by John Allen Long architect in 1950. (Clemson Library-Special collections). If you could remove this as a possible school, this would be appreciated.
The G.O. Etheredge home is the photo on Penn Creek Road that is in error of being a school. Thank you.
I enjoyed your write up about Cokesbury and as Chairman, I codially invite to visit again when you have an opportunity. We have undergone a large renovation over the last two years and the building looks great! We are open on Sundays from 2:00-5:00PM April thru November. Or, we will give you a tour by appointment. Contact Rob Jones 864-942-2456
Thanks for posting the excellent photos under the March 15, 2015, “Spring Break in Florida – Part Three, Indrio School” entry.
Were the photos taken in March of 2015? The building looks the same as it did in the late ’60s. I was part of a rock and roll band back then and we used the building for practice a couple of times each week.
It looks like they are doing some block work with the foundation to keep its integrity.
By the way, when you went from “Indrio School-3” to “Indrio School B&W,” was the removal of the trash can necessary or a preference?
Do you know about the four Revolutionary grave markers at the top of the hill at the South Carolina rest stop at I-85 and Lake Hartwell? I just happened to run across them several years ago while walking my dog. They are kind of hard to find but I would be happy to show you.
It was fun to meet you at the AMM event. I added your blog to my Bloglovin list, but it isn’t getting your RSS feeds to update when you post, so I am not seeing your new posts. I see you haven’t claimed it yet, and that may be part of the issue. Email me back, and I’ll help you get that done so more people will see your blog.
Who was in Freeze Warning?
The original Freeze Warning line-up was me on keys (for a brief time), Jeff Holmes on guitar, Greg Eisnagle on drums, Scot Evans on bass, and Bob Donnan on guitar. Janet Thomas and Tammy Nelson sang with us some. The group was pared down to Jeff, Greg, Scot, and Bob for a while. I left to start a teaching career and Bob went into the army. Randy Parsons joined the group on keyboards and it became known as Little Saints.
Hello Tom, I just came across your post about Parkins Mill Road. I am Tully Babb’s granddaughter. His story is, indeed, fascinating. Did you pursue research on him? If so, I would be interested to know what you found. Please contact me.
PS — Tully was born in 1869. My mother came along in 1923 when he was in his 50’s. He was in his 80s when I was born. Like I said, his is a fascinating story.