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Monday, June 12, 2017

Days Gone By

     Driving through Adams Run the other day,    I came across the very quaint Adams Run Post Office.    Sort of a scene from days gone by. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Palmetto Goodwill Hall of Fame

Esther Lowndes, wife of former C. T. Lowndes & Company CEO Henry H. Lowndes, Jr.,  was recently honored by Palmetto Goodwill Industries and inducted into the Goodwill Hall of Fame. READ MORE >>
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Travels with Henry and Esther to the Mediterranean Part 9

What is a simple explanation of the difference between the 3 major religions of the Middle East? ·        Jews believe in Old Testament. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Travels with Henry and Esther to the Mediterranean Part 8

Some interesting things we learned in Israel (these are simple facts and explanations! The history of the region is far more complex!): ·        Jewish pe... READ MORE >>
Monday, April 17, 2017

Travels with Henry and Esther to the Mediterranean Part 7

Our tour in Israel, after leaving the Jordan River, took us along the east side of the Sea of Galilee. This land was formerly part of Syria (Golan Heights). READ MORE >>
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Travels with Henry and Esther to the Mediterranean Part 6

Our journey led us to Nazareth, the city of Mary, virgin mother of Jesus. We visited the Church of the Annunciation, built over the spot where the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to announce she would be the Savior's mother. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Travels with Henry and Esther to the Mediterranean Part 5

Next we made a stop to overlook the old walled city of Jerusalem. The Golden Dome of the Muslim mosque dominates the view. Muslims built this mosque on the site of the Temple Mount where an angel a... READ MORE >>
Friday, April 7, 2017

Travels with Henry and Esther to the Mediterranean Part 4

Here are the frescoes we saw at the Palace of Knossos. These are replicas of the originals, the originals having been removed to a museum on Crete. Unfortunately, the museum  was closed for the afternoon when we had the opportunity to visit. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Travels with Henry and Esther to the Mediterranean Part 3

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. READ MORE >>
Friday, March 31, 2017

Travels with Henry and Esther to the Mediterranean Part 2

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! READ MORE >>
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