Hurricane Hugo 25th Anniversary

By: palmettobug53, 10:42 PM GMT on September 20, 2014

Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo.

We stayed and I'll never stay for one again, let me tell ya. While there have been other stronger, bigger and more destructive landfalling storms, it was horrible enough.

I'll never forget that night, the next day or the weeks to follow.

Those who did evacuate still didn't avoid the storm. It followed them straight inland through Columbia and on up to Charlotte.

Updated: 2:53 PM GMT on September 21, 2014

100th Anniversary of Extension Service

By: palmettobug53, 10:03 PM GMT on September 01, 2014

2014 is the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, otherwise known as your local extension service.

The beginnings of the extension services were the agricultural experimental stations. SC's first experimental station was established in 1886 at what is now the University of SC in Columbia. When the SC General Assembly established Clemson Agricultural College in 1889, the station was moved to the new Upstate college.

With the passage of t...

Updated: 3:40 PM GMT on September 02, 2014

August Musings, Odds and Ends

By: palmettobug53, 1:01 PM GMT on August 10, 2014

Well, we're now well into the first part of August and I thought it was time to get up a fresh entry.

At the moment, I'm still a bit muddle headed with a cold. My imagination is sluggish and any creativity I might have is at a low ebb.

I'm just going to settle for a general chit chat blog with some pictures culled from the WU Gallery.

Updated: 2:22 PM GMT on August 10, 2014

Pigs at the beach! # 110

By: palmettobug53, 2:34 PM GMT on June 29, 2014

Here we are in the lazy days of summer. School is out, people are taking vacations and it may be too hot outside to venture outside. What to do to fill up those lazy hours or just relax for while?


I highly recommend visiting your local library. Where else can you load up on an assortment of summer reading for free?

I'm a pretty eclectic reader. I like both fiction and non-fiction.

In fiction, I enjoy mysteries,...

Updated: 6:23 PM GMT on August 09, 2014

Hurricane Season 2014

By: palmettobug53, 1:48 PM GMT on June 01, 2014


Well, here we are. It's that time of year again. While the 2014 season's forecast is encouraging (Go, El Nino!), we need to remember the Boy Scouts motto: Always be prepared.

I'm sure all the old hands here know what to do. We have our plans in place, we keep a weather eye out and we don't let our guard down.

For the newbies, listen up. Pay attention to the NHC...

Updated: 1:21 PM GMT on June 08, 2014

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WU member since Oct. 2005. I enjoy reading, crafts, crosswords, puttering in the yard, old movies and hanging out with my friends on WU.