Robin Welch — Editor

Good to Know You!

ME IN MY OWN WORDS: A mess!

A RANDON FACT OR TWO: I'm unable to say the word documentary and I still call my iPod a Walkman

ONE THING I WANT TO DO IN MY LIFE: Be kind

SECOND PRETTIEST STATE IN THE UNION: The whole of Florida and Estes Park

PLACE I'D MOST LOVE TO TRAVEL: Scotland, Ireland, and the west coast of Africa; the wine fields of Spain; southern France on a bicycle; Prince Edward Island and the Bay of Fundy; Big Sur

PERSON I ADMIRE MOST: My father

MY HOMETOWN: James Island

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, I'D: Help animals in cages and hire a mariachi band to play for me every Saturday night

PERSON I'D MOST LOVE TO HAVE KNOWN: Henry Thoreau

WHAT I LOVE: Otis Redding on a record player; clover; the sun on my shoulders

"So What Would You Say You Do Here?"

WHAT I DO AT SCIWAY: Edit our pages and dream up ways to make SCIWAY better

FAVORITE THING ABOUT SCIWAY: My coworkers, Kerri and Tara, and the chance we have to document our state's history/culture and create resources that will endure through time

IF MY BOSS GAVE ME THE AFTERNOON OFF, I'D: Visit the ocean with my niece Koko

Why Being a Sandlapper Makes Me Smile:

A SOUTH CAROLINA SMELL I LOVE: Pluff mud, salt air, and honeysuckle – the symbol of summer

MOST HILARIOUS SC LANDMARK: The Pelion Peanut. What were they thinking?

MY PALMETTO STATE SECRET: My mind contains an absolute wealth of useless SC information. For example, there are exactly 47 steps leading to the US Customs House in Charleston.

ONE THING I MISS: Watermelons with seeds. Also, until I went to college, there was no such thing as sweet tea. There was hot tea and there was iced tea, and no one would have dreamt of drinking tea without sugar. So I miss ordering just plain iced tea. Finally, I miss forests and open spaces terribly.

MY SC "CLAIM TO FAME": My fourth-great grandfather, Thomas Cooper, was the first president of USC, and my great-grandmother, Harriott Holmes Jerdone, a teacher at the black elementary school in Charleston, defeated the state historian in a South Carolina history contest, winning her first icebox. My ancestor Pierre Robert was also the first Huguenot minister in South Carolina.

PLACE IN SOUTH CAROLINA I MOST WANT TO GO: Bull Island

PLACE IN SC I MOST WANT TO PROTECT: Johns Island

FAVORITE SPOT IN SOUTH CAROLINA: Morris Island

FAVORITE SC SMALL TOWN: Edisto, hands down

FAVORITE SC PLANT: Peach and pecan trees

FAVORITE SC ANIMAL: Pelicans

FAVORITE SC CELBRITY: Julia Peterkin and James Brown

A Few of My Favorite Things ...

3 THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY: My sisters – Wendy, Julia, and Jenny

SEVERAL THINGS I ADORE: Open windows, front porches, screen doors, horses, and hydrangeas

MY DREAM CAR: A rowboat

A SOUND I LOVE: Rain

FAVORITE MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: My feet – bicycles are a close second

FAVORITE SOUTHERN FOOD: Grits and watermelon, in no particular order

MY TRUE LOVE: Henry Louisa – "Buggy" – see pictures at right


                       
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