Pluff Mud Chronicles 

By David Farrow and Charles W. Waring III

David

The most memorable summer job I ever had was painting the McPherson’s house on South Battery in early summer of 1973. I was part of a crew Harry Cochran had assembled. What a crew that was: Andy Watson, Bubbie Stone, Brad Waring and John G. Thornhill — among others.

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Pluff Mud Chronicles

By David Farrow and Charles W. Waring III

David

It’s here — summer with all of its intendment fun, sun, pretzels and beer. In high school and college, how one afforded the aforementioned fun, sun, pretzels and beer involved various life lessons.

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By David Farrow and Charles W. Waring III

David

When pondering what to discuss this journalistic trip, the wretch pointed out that it was May, which meant graduation. Graduation meant speeches. After being dragged through glass in several states and various schools and colleges, I managed to graduate from two revered institutions:

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By David Farrow and Charles W. Waring III

David

It’s April. The azaleas are blooming, the scent of various blooming flowers wafts through the ancient brick alleys, the sunlight spackling the faded stucco. A warm sea breeze melts away the memories of chill March winds.

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By David Farrow and Charles W. Waring III

David

Charles, her cheeks flush with cold mirrored the clarity in her alluring eyes. Her lips were inviting as we grew closer. A small escape of air pursed those lips, as I leaned over to sense the magnetism of her feminine wiles.

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By David Farrow and Charles W. Waring III

David

“Come quickly, have found heaven.” Alfred Hutty famously telegrammed his wife this note upon arriving in Charleston in 1920.

Charles, we all know what drove Hutty to send that telegram; it is a form of spring fever from the eyes of once-chilly Northern visitor who is taking in paradise all at once.

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By David Farrow and Charles W. Waring III

David


Charles, it was war; well, our version thereof. The entire experience was so memorable that it consumed much of Jack Hitt’s recent and well-received talk to the St. Andrew’s Society of Charleston.

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90°F

Charleston, SC

Fair
Humidity: 49%
Wind: N at 0 mph
Saturday 79°F / 89°F Isolated thunderstorms
Sunday 80°F / 91°F Isolated thunderstorms
Monday 76°F / 92°F Isolated thunderstorms
Tuesday 75°F / 88°F Isolated thunderstorms

Mercury newspaper racks are located at the following locations:

The Meeting Street Inn

Clair's Service Station at 334 Folly Rd.

Harris Teeter on Houston-Northcutt Blvd.

The Square Onion in I'On

Mt. Pleasant Library on Mathis Ferry Rd.

 

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