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Visiting Black Belt Treasures…Again!

I have been to Black Belt Treasures twice recently. This is the nonprofit artist gallery in Camden. This is one of the places to put on your must visit list when touring the Black Belt. If you have time for only a day trip, we recommend that you visit Gees Bend to meet the world […]

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Quilting Lessons at Gees Bend

Have you heard of the Gees Bend Quilters? Lots of people have. Many people have been to Gees Bend to see them. Even more have purchased their quilts to display as fine art. Now, for the first time, people are actually coming to Gees Bend to take quilting lessons!

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Renovation Post 1: A Ghostly Presence

I have lived in the same house for 38 years. It has been my haven for all this time. The moment I walked in it said to me “Where have you been all this time?” It was love at first sight. I never hesitated to buy the house even though my wasband (husband at the […]

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A Renovator, Not a Preservationist

Monroe County is best known for being the home of Harper Lee’s iconic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”. This time the trip was about early history and the Federal Road. The Federal Road was the way west out to the colonies. There has been a lot of interest in it lately because its Bicentennial is coming up in a few years in 2014.

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Gardening Season

by Linda Vice, The Front Porch Philosopher Spring came yesterday. It felt like it had been here for at least two weeks already. People I know are turning on their air conditioners already. Most of them are middle aged women who get more than their quota of heat already. I am fortunate to live in […]

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