South Carolina SC Picture Project Linda Brown
Linda Brown: A South Carolina Gem ...
Linda Brown is a true South Carolina gem! Not only does she send us beautiful photos of interesting places, but she includes historic details to accompany each picture. Her career as an editor and her interest in local history are evident in her submissions, which range from historic buildings in Williamsburg County
to farms along the Grand Strand.
We are big fans of Linda's work and always enjoy hearing from her, as she shares countless stories and anecdotes, giving new life to structures that have been around for decades. But don't take it from us – go to the South Carolina Picture Project and enjoy Linda's photos and stories
Linda in Her Own Words ...
ME IN MY OWN WORDS:
I've worked in county government, been a legal assistant and edited a weekly newspaper. I've edited two books: Remembering Kingstree: The Collected Writings of Bessie Swann Britton
and Kingstree Tales of Long Ago: Further Writings of Bessie Swann Britton
. I've also prepared a photo book, Kingstree Then and Now
, for the Williamsburgh Historical Society, where I've served on the board.
ALMA MATER: University of South Carolina
ONE THING I WANT TO DO IN MY LIFE:
To visit every town in South Carolina.
WHAT I BELIEVE:
We should slow down and savor the beauty all around us.
MY HOMETOWN: Kingstree
A SMELL I LOVE: Magnolias
IF I HAD A TIME MACHINE:
I would travel back to Snow's Island in 1780-81 to find out what really happened with Francis Marion
, the British officer and those sweet potatoes.
MOST HILARIOUS/INTERESTING LANDMARK IN SC:
The Yankee soldier on the Confederate Monument in Kingstree
MY SC CLAIMS TO FAME:
My great-great grandfather, John Brown, built the house that is an integral part of the Browntown Museum in Florence County
. I was recognized by the SC House of Representatives in 2000 for winning three SC Press Association awards for In-Depth Reporting, Column Writing and Public Service.
PLACE IN SC I WANT TO SEE PROTECTED:
Our blackwater rivers
FAVORITE SPOT IN SC:
Anywhere near water – ocean, rivers, lakes, even a pond
FAVORITE SC PLANT:
FAVORITE SC ANIMAL:
FAVORITE SC CELEBRITY:
Ernest Evans, better known as Chubby Checker
FAVORITE BOOKS: To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee; The Quaker Cafe
by Brenda Bevan Remmes; The School of Essential Ingredients
by Erica Bauermeister
FAVORITE MOVIES: The Shawshank Redemption
; The Magic of Belle Isle
; Letters to Juliet
FAVORITE TV SHOW: NCIS
FAVORITE SONGS: Summer of my Dreams
by Kathy Mattea; Run for the Roses
by Dan Fogelberg
SOUND I LOVE:
Early morning birdsong
SMELL I LOVE:
Sweet Breath of Spring in the middle of winter
THREE THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY:
Traveling the backroads; Finally taking a photo of a scene I've been dreaming about for a long time (happened this weekend); A good book, a rainy afternoon and a screened porch.
Spending hours reading old newspapers online; coloring
FAVORITE SOUTHERN FOODS: Boiled peanuts
; pimento cheese (although not together)
FAVORITE SOUTHERN SAYING:
I do declare!
"Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ....get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed." (Abraham Joshua Heschel)
LINDA'S PHOTOS: SC Picture Project
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I look forward to hearing from you.