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The next stop on our trip was a visit even further back in time, to about 4,000 BC and the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete. This is the oldest recorded European civilization. The Palace of Knossos was the center of an ancient city (Heraklion) built about 3,700 years ago (around 1700 BC) and occupied by peoples we know very little about. READ MORE >>

Continuing from yesterday, these are some photos of the frescoes we saw at Herculaneum, the town buried but preserved by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. These are originals! And  years old! There were certainly some talented artisans amongst the Romans!Henry Lowndes READ MORE >>

My wife and I were recently in the Mediterranean on vacation and one of our stops was at Napoli (Naples), Italy. This presented an opportunity to visit one of the cities destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Esther and I chose Herculaneum over Pompeii. (Honestly I had never heard of Herculaneum before! READ MORE >>

    Esther and I recently visited to Old Sheldon Church, located near Yemassee, SC. The ruins of this very old church are amazing and beautiful in their splendor.  It excites the imagination to think what the church actually looked like when first constructed in the 1750s. READ MORE >>

   In December 1972, 44 years ago, I started working at C. T. Lowndes & Company and, for the last 34 years, I have been the man in charge at the agency.   I have loved every minute of the time and have been excited by all of the challenges and the successes and have learned a lot from the failures and setbacks. READ MORE >>

On a recent weekend, my wife and I visited Donnelly Wildlife Management Area in Green Pond, SC. The beauty of nature in the Low Country is always amazing and unique.   Donnelly is an area where rice was planted in the old days and the rice fields stretch for miles.   READ MORE >>

January 14, 2017 is Dress Your Pet Up Day Did you know you can purchase health insurance for your dog or cat? Such policies provide coverage for all illnesses and injuries, including hereditary and congenital, as long as they were not pre-existing conditions.   READ MORE >>

             Some simple actions include: ·         Drain the pipes if your home has a water shut-off value. ·         Wrap any outside pipes if the water cannot be drained from the pipes. READ MORE >>

C.T. Lowndes Employees donated their time, money and energy to cook a meal for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.         They also provided much needed supplies for the center. READ MORE >>

How would you like to spend time in a jail cell located in a water tower?   Folks living in Walterboro South Carolina used to have that opportunity. The two cell jail was located in the town’s water tower structure!   Wonder what happened in event of a leak? READ MORE >>

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