Honeysuckle and Racing Fuel

Paul Wagenknecht had a confession to make. He and several other Furman professors had been making regular treks out to the Greer Dragway for their Thursday “Practice and Grudge Night.” He invited me to come along and bring my camera and audio recorders. How could I possibly refuse?

From Pickens to Oolenoy

It was a spectacular Wednesday morning. I’d been doing yard work all week, and needed to escape. That seemed like the perfect time for a trip to the Pickens Flea Market. This time, rather than carry cameras, I had a backpack loaded with audio recording gear. Apparently everyone in Pickens County had the same idea … Continue reading From Pickens to Oolenoy

Blue Ghosts 2015

Note: Once again life is happening faster than the blogging thereof. I’m still trying to play catch up from the last couple of weeks before I do anything else interesting. As we were getting ready to leave Florida I got an e-mail from our friend Joyce McCarrell saying that it was once again time for … Continue reading Blue Ghosts 2015

Darby Road Discoveries

I got a message from one of my compatriots on the Abandoned, Old, and Interesting in South Carolina group on Facebook. She was telling me about a couple of old schools in the area that I might have missed. One of the schools in question was Double Springs School, just around the corner from Double … Continue reading Darby Road Discoveries

Spontaneous Fall Lake Connestee Hike

November 6, 2014 Election day – always a bummer in South Carolina for someone of the political persuasion like mine. Even so, I walked down to our local polling place to cast my ballot. While I was in line to vote, my good friend Tim Taylor came up behind me. We caught up while in … Continue reading Spontaneous Fall Lake Connestee Hike

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