Good to Know You!
ME IN MY OWN WORDS:
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:
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
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:
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:
PLACE IN SC I MOST WANT TO PROTECT:
FAVORITE SPOT IN SOUTH CAROLINA:
FAVORITE SC SMALL TOWN:
Edisto, hands down
FAVORITE SC PLANT:
Peach and pecan trees
FAVORITE SC ANIMAL:
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:
FAVORITE MODE OF TRANSPORTATION:
My feet – bicycles are a close second
FAVORITE SOUTHERN FOOD:
Grits and watermelon, in either order