I'm not sure if I know what it means in today's terms, but I knew what it did mean yesterday.
I recently returned from a wonderful weekend in Atlanta, staying with Sarah, my closest friend from college days who is also British and, by great good fortune, now works in Georgia. Our tradition when I visit is to indulge in some serious retail therapy and spend a few glorious hours in the Atlanta stores.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Internet's virtual art gallery has a more Southern flavor now that art museums in South Carolina and Georgia have joined the Google Art Project.
It has been impossible to ignore the recent 100th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the Girl Scouts of the USA by Juliettte Gordon Low in Savannah on March 12, 1912. Today's largest organization in the world for girls - with more than 3 million members across the nation - began as a single troop of 18 girls in beautiful coastal Georgia.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill welcomed Rabbi Darryl P. Crystal to the Richmond Hill City Center to hear a presentation on the role of transitional clergy, hosted by founder member and Past-President Dick Kent. The rabbi will be with the congregation Mickve Israel in Savannah until the end of June when he will be moving on to help another congregation in transition.
Sean Michael Hardy of Richmond Hill has earned the Eagle Scout award, which is the highest advancement award provided by the Boy Scouts of America.
Den 5 of Pack 400 Cub Scouts had a class on shooting rockets on March 27 at J F Gregory Park. More than 20 scouts participated. Den leader Blanca Lozada held a class on safety instructions. Parents prepared the rockets for lift off. James Brown, the pack's activities director, provided several launching pads as well as some very unique rockets he had built. Despite nearly 50 launches, all but five rockets were retrieved. The event was followed by snacks provided by Tammy Song and an egg race back in the park.
Fort Stewart defense contractor Anthony McCutchen, 37, of Ludowici, recently won $75,000 in a March 18 KENO! drawing.
He won everything but first place and the door prizes, and he's still a teenager.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Archaeologists are searching for signs of an ancient Spanish mission on Georgia's coast, but digging so far has not uncovered any signs of it.
Whenever I get homesick for the land of my birth, I can always console myself with a dose of "Britishness" via the TV.
The Pembroke Garden Club carried through with two traditions last month.
An upcoming workshop is designed help church leaders recognize the trauma continuum experienced by military veterans.
The Richmond Hill City Center is continuing to pack them in - and they're coming from more and more areas.
Liberty Auction already was the busiest place in Pembroke on a Thursday night. Then the proliferation of TV shows such as "Auction Hunters" enhanced the appeal of an evening spent picking over bargains, antiques and oddities.
School starts in about a week. Kids are out enjoying their last few days of freedom, and parents are getting ready for another year of asking, "Have you done your homework?!"
Back-to-school is a busy and exciting time of year, no matter what age children are.
I am a heavy user of the English language. If it carried a usage fee or royalty, I always would be over-budget (according to my husband).
At the first weekly meeting of the new Rotary Year, Linda Vaccaro presented on the importance of CPR/AED training to Richmond Hill Rotary Club members at the City Center. She was welcomed by new President Lesley Francis and hosted by member Brianne Yontz, executive director of the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce.
HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - When Pfc. Paul Ieti, 21, was in Afghanistan, he and a friend made a video of him singing "Stay" by Rihanna. And like a million young dreamers before, they posted it on YouTube.
DELAWARE, Ohio - Nola Johnson of Midway graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University on May 11 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
With all the changes that have been happening around Timber Trail there is probably one that may have gone unnoticed by many.
Amazingly, this is my 100th English Rose in Georgia column for the Bryan County News, and as long as they keep printing it and you keep reading it, I will carry on writing it! For a bit of fun I thought I would share a few of quirky facts and musings about numbers and the number 100 - on both sides of the pond.
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