Robin Welch — Editor

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ME IN MY OWN WORDS: A mess!

A RANDOM 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

PLACES 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

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: I help our advertisers, and I also edit our pages and dream up ways to make SCIWAY better.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT SCIWAY: My coworker and partner-in-crime, Kerri, and the opportunity 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

Why Being a Sandlapper Makes Me Smile:

A SOUTH CAROLINA SMELL I LOVE: Pluff mud, salt air, and honeysuckle

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

PLACE IN SOUTH CAROLINA I MOST WANT TO GO: Changes daily!

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

span class=q>FAVORITE SC ARTWORK: The Wood Nymph at Middleton Place

FAVORITE SC CELBRITIES: Julia Peterkin and James Brown

MY SC "CLAIM TO FAME": My earliest American ancestor, Landgrave Thomas Smith, arrived in 1684 and served as governor from 1693 through his death in 1694. Pierre Robert, who came to South Carolina in 1696, was the first Huguenot minister in our state. He led the congregation at St. James Santee, and the pulpit there is inscribed with his name. My fourth-great grandfather, Thomas Cooper, served as the president of USC, and the main library there is named for him. But the "claim to fame" of which I am proudest is that my great-grandmother, Harriott Gadsden Holmes Jerdone, defeated the state historian in a South Carolina history contest to win her first icebox. Granny was a teacher at one of the black elementary schools in Downtown Charleston, and I am proud that she taught there during the 1910s, and I am proud that she was so smart!

ONE THING I MISS: Watermelons with seeds. Also, I miss forests and open spaces terribly.

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: Ford pick-up, mid-70s

A SOUND I LOVE: Rain

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

FAVORITE SOUTHERN FOOD: Grits and watermelon, in either order




   
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