CONWAY, South Carolina – Happy vacation
The garden is coming along rather nicely this year, I must say. Cantaloupes, tomatoes, pole beans, yellow squash, asparagus, basil, cilantro, green peppers, oregano, and a few other herbal plants.
I do find it “funny” that all the rain seems to avoid the sky above my dirt hole of plants. Finally after almost two months of no real rain it has come from the sky, but seems to avoid watering my little plot of dirt.
I gave up on the weeds and submitted to non-organic products to blast the darn invaders. The vinegar/salt/dish-detergent mixture works on a lot, but there are some weeds in South Carolina that just look up from that spray and say thanks for the growth hormones.
The biennial election of officers for the Horry County Republican Party is this week. It is on Thursday at 6:30pm (arrive 30 minutes early to sign-in), and for our neighborhood (Wild Wing) it is held at the Grand Strand Baptist Church beside Tanger Outlet Mall down Hwy 501 towards the beach, on the left before Hwy 31 junction.
It has been a great pleasure, most the time, to be your elected Executive Committee representative since 2009. We moved by home in 2006 from a seven-year chapter of our lives in Oro Valley, Arizona –(Tucson). While in Arizona I was a principal in a software company that provided County Governments with a revenue collection and distribution system that worked with all aspects of County government. During those years, I could not pick a party, though I voted primarily Republican in every election. We could not appear biased towards a particular party, and Arizona is a Party Registration State where you cannot vote in the primaries, or party conventions without proper registration, which is unlike South Carolina where you can vote in any primary or claim to represent any party when registering to run for office. That changed with the move back to South Carolina, finally, I could actively work for paleoconservative principals in the Republican party again.
It has been my practice to also run for State Delegate which requires up to three meetings in the State Capital and one U.S. House District “local” meeting, or more as required for the position. State Delegates are elected at the County Convention during the re-org years, so our Convention is in April, 2019. However, to attend the County Convention, there is a Party Membership Fee. This fee is not required by State Code law for the Precinct elections, only that you are a registered voter, voted Republican in the last election, and present a voter registration card at the meeting on Thursday. Bring you Driver’s License or S.C. ID Card to the meeting if you cannot find your voter registration card mailed to you “ages ago.” With a valid S.C. License, we can look up your voter registration information, but that takes a bit longer.
During my tenure, we have nominated Sen. John McCain, Gov. Mitt Romney, and Donald Trump; I only supported one – Mr. Trump. I didn’t vote to censor Sen. Lindsey Graham when Horry County ECs voted on the motion because I had not received enough replies to my inquires in Wild Wing on the matter. I personally wanted to vote to censor him; however, my respect of our republic form of government wouldn’t allow me to set personal before principle desires. Over the last three terms, I have fought hard to keep our republic representation principles alive when repeated attempts, using the County By-Laws, were presented to our party. I ran as your District 8 County Council Member in 2016, but lost to Councilman Johnny Vaught. I did win one Precinct with my door-to-door campaign that my family of four and I are proud of for those votes.
I hope you will join me and many others this Thursday to get our Horry County Republican Party back on track with representing our republican form of State and National government. See you there.
So I started dailies of The Focused Life with my “New Year Resolution.” I missed a few days, but all-in-all it went well in January. So, we begin again in February.
Proverbs 30:32-33 New King James Version (NKJV)
32 If you have been foolish in exalting yourself,
Or if you have devised evil, put your hand on your mouth.
33 For as the churning of milk produces butter,
And wringing the nose produces blood,
So the forcing of wrath produces strife.
Dr. Navin lead the class today from our reading assignment. He gave us a citation quiz, which we partner worked on, and other group graded – it was not too good for the class; therefore, thank God it was not graded.
The question today was can you really come up with an interesting and subject writable paper without a thesis written first?
It has been my experience that I have an initial interest in the event(s), and I do come to it with a secondary sources’ opinion to start with in my History research. However, if I know the particular author writes with a slightly slanted bias on subjects, then I want to find those points that were left out in the final paper in order to support either a confirmation or opposition view on the event(s).
My historiography of an scholarly writer is on Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 – 1976). A man whom died on our nation’s bicentennial after spending a lifetime writing about the History of the North Americas.
Tonight, I feel like a wet blanket.
My car I looked for for over a year was totaled a week ago. I sustained injuries that are being worked on now in rehab.
I am not in the greatest of moods of late with the USAA Insurance phucking me hard on the value of the car. While they compare mostly higher mileage cars than mine, they are low-balling the $h!7 out of me. After what my brother experienced with “roof damage due to a hurricane – denied” USAA, I knew to attempt to cover my bases with my full collision Insurance. Nope, they grabbed my arse on both cheeks, and nailed me hard without even a spit of lube.
When you want the “JC Penny” of payouts, get USAA, but if you want fair market coverage of your insured property, you may need to look elsewhere, and forget it for a loan offer – *snicker*.
Pictured here is the lovely Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg back in the 1960s. As an actress, she is best known for her role as Sylvia in the Federico Fellini film La Dolce Vita (1960), but she got her start in the industry as a model. It wouldn’t be until the mid-50’s when she finally broke into films.
The Swedish starlet with her voluptuous physique and colorful private life was a favorite among the gossip magazines. She had highly publicized romances with leading men like Frank Sinatra, Tyrone Power, Yul Brynner, Rod Taylor, and Errol Flynn. For a time, she was even publicized as “Paramount’s Marilyn Monroe”. citation
I’m not a “professional,” but Anita’s face in this photo screams out (to me), “Get me out of this place I am at in my life right now.” Seeing that she had so many “gossip stories” about her sexual endeavors, I can hear her crying out for security and privacy, imho.
October 18, 2017
Dr. Mary Kate Clary
Visit to Third City Established in South Carolina Anglo-Saxon History
My morning consisted of waking up, drinking coffee, showering, dressing and heading off to a Doctor’s appointment first with the trip to Georgetown County second for a Saturday outing of learning and “adventure.” The ‘King’s Highway’ was a bloody nightmare to transverse in my Nissan Versa Note which was decked out in my Coastal Carolina University emblems and keepsakes’ stickers. After an hour and half, 30 some odd mile trip, I parked my Note in the adjoining parking lot to a building labeled 120 Broad Street, Georgetown, South Carolina 29440 (Phone number: 843.545.7020). If you need, you can follow the building around to parking on the left-hand side of the museum.
This was not the first time I visited the museum, that has moved from the Georgetown County Library to the “current climate controlled building to protect our collection of artifacts that tell the story of Georgetown County and its rich, diverse, historhy [sic].” 
“Georgetown was the third city established in South Carolina,” and the residents are proud of this and other facts that anyone can learn about by visiting the two-story building in downtown Georgetown. What was founded in 1955 by a membership of 72 as the “Historical Society” with only “display cases located in the Georgetown County Library” has expanded due to membership dues and various grants from historical establishments to be education center that displays many of the traits our History 395 class has examined. There are monthly events that bring different educational presentations on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm in the Museum. The building has easy access from the parking lots or Broad Street as one walks down from the street parking spaces that do not require parking fees like Myrtle Beach taxes for public access. Georgetown on any weekend is a welcoming and inviting area for a family adventure of any age group. There are many adequate eating establishments surrounding the downtown where the museum exists. However, food and drinks are not allowed in the museum.
Someone, either the curator or assistant or volunteer, will greet you upon entry and ask if you want a guided tour, and to sign-in to the guest registry. I regret that I did not take the volunteer up on a guided tour. I should have allowed for the “full experience” of the museum. I did examine each item in the multiple sections that were delegated for various time-line events. Left or right turns once you enter the museum’s large open room does not matter regarding what you can learn; however, if you want to do the exhibits chronologically, then turn left at the entrance to the hall. With a left turn, the visitor learns of the natives that lived in the area, through the colonial revolution, throughout the 19th century development from indigo to rice, what history occurred during the beginning of the 20th century, and up to current Georgetown County in the 21st century. Therefore, the museum does meet its objectives of teaching the importance of the history surrounding Georgetown.
The first Tuesday of every month a different public event occurs at the museum. An event may be a lecture on the staples of Georgetown County present or past, the music of the area, and this past October 3rd there was an exhibit on “Archeology of The Art Plantation,” and on November 7th, David Soliday will present “Aerial Views of Abandoned Rice Fields in the Lowcountry;” all free of charge (donations are appreciated). These are all excellent examples of Public History in practice.
As you leave, or enter, the museum, you see a gift shop of Lowcountry wares, art, and books as they relate to the surrounding area. Of note, there is only one copy left of The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina because I purchased the 2nd to last edition of the 565-page book written by George C. Rogers, Jr.  There are other books to purchase. When visiting an interesting museum there are always additional educational materials that I may purchase to get a broader experience. Rogers has complied an exceptional well cited secondary source that any local historian would use for their first reference point of the “Prince George parish” which became known as Georgetown County. The sale of items enriches the experience of the visitor with additional studies, if so inclined. Again, another part of Public History in gaining/teaching public interest associated to the event/museum/presentation.
Currently, the Maritime Museum is under reconstruction, and not open to the public. Therefore, you can visit the Rice Museum at a cost of $7.00 for adult, children and seniors are discounted, or the free Georgetown County Museum to gain cultural information when visiting Georgetown, South Carolina. I much prefer the County Museum, and look forward to making a trip down for a 1st Tuesday activity.
A well-lighted first floor small museum that exhibits many of the traits we are learning about in Public History. The panels which are relative to specific times or events give the visitor a glimpse into the history of the north-eastern corner of what became South Carolina. A visitor can read from primary source documents contained in climate controlled glass cases. If you stand correctly, the lighting does not shine too much glare on the display cases. The room is fine to accommodate a group of ten very well, and (while I have never seen it) 100 plus folks visiting the building would not feel too crowded. If they added some audio history with headphones, to expand on the subject matter it would get a 10 out of 10 in my grade scale. The Georgetown County Museum is well worth the trip to visit as a sole destination or a multiple destination trip to the third city established by the French, English, Jewish, and Scot individuals that settled here in the 18th century. 
Cochran, Daniel S. “Continental Congress’s Declaration of Independence – July 2, 1776.” Google Photos, October 14, 2017. https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNIpskN0CGP8-UBC-4Qe4qfKxIbzVNv4GvzhuJH?hl=en.
———. “Daniel S Cochran @ Georgetown County Museum.” Google Photos, October 14, 2017. https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNjytcrh4mJZgiz8NXV1TqG7WjHcZBZIL3FduZe?hl=en.
———. “Georgetown, South Carolina 3rd Town in Colony.” Google Photos, October 14, 2017. https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipOqoxfjQd08BWgd-LwMczAfizgeYHvpRtgy-vNu?hl=en.
———. “Google Map Georgetown County Museum in South Carolina.” Google Photos, October 14, 2017. https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNDwcdMz6pRPlPaaN-IlyFdTcx1FKGgtml2HZnv.
———. “Pamphlet for Georgetown County Museum – 2017.” Google Photos, October 14, 2017. https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPjIQ6lWEk6huUInCE-5VXj1NFZsNPEyusCG_5N.
Rogers, George C. The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina. 1st edition. Columbia: Univ of South Carolina Pr, 1970.
 Cochran, “Google Map Georgetown County Museum in South Carolina.”
 Cochran, “Pamphlet for Georgetown County Museum – 2017,” middle back of tri-fold.
 Cochran, “Building SC’s Third Town.”
 Cochran, “Find Thomas Lynch Jr’s Signature.”
 Rogers, The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina.
 Cochran, “Daniel S Cochran @ Georgetown County Museum.”
 Rogers, The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina, Chapter 3.
I hoop on in the morning to see what events my friends have encountered recently. But all I see are meme’s (duplication) the same thread. Ok, I get it, we all kinda think similar thoughts so lets share the meme (which btw I pronounce mē – mē) — wrong I really don’t care.
Well, guess what ppl, my feed filled with duplicate pix do not really share what ya got going on.
While funny, in a way, most the time your meme’s don’t tell me what you really think about events that are affecting my life.
Remember, everything you post on FB, is forever. Don’t be stupid, one day you have to convince that HR person to allow your interview with that future boss and his/her boss.