Myth to Myth

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I am staying one step ahead of my doppelganger. Just in case she tries to visit me before I am ready to leap into eternity, I’m prepared.  If any evil is on its way, I’m prepared.
My bottle tree is sitting on my front lawn. I used blue bottles to attract the spirit, and get trapped inside one of them. There the spirit will stay until morning.
When the daylight comes and she can find her way out, the sun will make her evaporate and take the bad luck along.

Easy enough 🙂

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Attic Trophy

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The Attic Trophy sculpture by Seward Johnson quickly caught the attention of these two young folks at Harbor Town in South Carolina.  Luckily they were accompanied by a “baby boomer”, that had a few twisted ankles, from practicing twirling and balance. “Hooping” was mostly done around the waist but the neck, knees arms, ankles were all challenged.

The Hula Hoop was introduced in the USA in 1958. It was made of a lightweight plastic and sold for less than $2.00.  Sales exceeded 24 million.

The craze didn’t stop there.  Hula hoop dance classes, exercise moves and music followed.

Today for less than $20 you can buy a Hula Hoop, an elastic bandage and hours of fun.

 

Ways to observe Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a National holiday celebrated on the last Monday of May each year. This is a day to commemorate those who died during service in the military.

Some ideas for ways to celebrate and get more information are:

Attend a ceremony at a National Cemetery

Listings of National Cemeteries and ceremony information

https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/ceremony/2018_Memorial_Day.asp

Attend a ceremony at a local Veterans Park

Visit a military museum, a great way to let children participate

Attend a parade

To live stream the National Parade from Washington DC

https://www.military.com/memorial-day/memorial-day-parade.html

Afterward, enjoy a picnic, pause a moment and thank our nation’s heroes for their sacrifice from the land of the free and the home of the brave.
God bless America, land that I love

Sweet Grass

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South Carolina’s handwoven “sweet grass” baskets date back to the 1700’s. The craft originated in West Africa and has been passed down through the generations in the Gullah Culture.

The weaves of this basket get their strength from the mineral-rich salt marshes of the coastline.

Bundled thin blades of the grass are coiled in circles to make the baskets.  Visitors can easily find this treasured souvenir at the Charleston SC City market and shops throughout the area.

A great example of putting a natural resource to good use

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Barns or Any Dilapidated Buildings

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Tabby Ruins located in Darien Georgia USA.  Remains of a warehouse and tavern that served the timber industry from 1810-1830.

Tabby construction was commonly used during this period on the southeast coast, it is made with oyster shells.