Papa’s World – Conway S.C. – Old Churches and a walk through history!

Sherry walking the historic section of Conway S.C.

We like to explore and I love old towns and history of the area!

We had completed the River Walk and then headed onto main street.

This being Sunday – there were no stores open!

Which surprised me as there were lots of people on the River Walk.

A cool little garden and fountain just off main street!
I assume this mural has a part of the history of this town!

Walking – taking in the sites – and then we both noticed just how many old

historic churches were here!

Maybe that is the reason for stores being closed on Sunday?

This church was too big to get in one photo – and had been built in the 1800’s!
The first view you get of this church walking up to it – the previous picture was the center of the church!
The right side of the church – this church took up almost the entire block!

We also looked at the first church that was built here

Thinking that the people had outgrown it!

The first church built in the early 1800’s!

A beautiful stain glassed window!

Thsi was a very solid built building

but I think it ended up being too small

So they constructed the second church!

I want to go back and spend more time reading the grave stones!

We also walked by one other large church that sat on the river-

and had drive up docks for boats

and signs for people who came to church using the River!

This was also as large as the big one here.

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we will go back someday and explore more

and will make sure the stores are open!

I love these large old Oak trees!

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Papa’s World – life – living life – doing it my way!

Family – my why!

Living life doing it my way – became my blog site!

Family became my WHY

and FRIENDS became my reason – to meet my FAMILY!

However – I never stay in bed unless I am ill which is not often!

I think I have always been living life my own way

I am a watcher – listener – observing what is around me.

I have my opinions – unless asked – I keep them to myself.

I am a independent – I do not like party’s

I do not need to adhere to a agenda

I think for myself.

Hence – my blog livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

I do not choose one news outlet over another

I can see for myself – and think things through.

I listen to people talk – I see actions – I select what I think is the truth.

Both sides – and the middle.

My family – church – friends are important to me.

Not all of the above think as I do.

I respect that.

My blog is born of which I have described.

But – mostly to put down memories

in pictures and words.

PAPA & MORMOR

So that the generations now and those to come

have a place to go back and see just who we are.

Therefore my blog is born

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Papa’s World – my life – memories – for my family.

All my life I have chosen to listen – to observe –

and take it all in – trying to see all sides.

My sister was a master at this!

My older brother often would listen

then in a very thoughtful way – comment.

I have tried to emulate both.

My mother Mary

Small in stature she was – but ruled with a iron will!

She was almost 98 years old when she passed away.

She had outlived her husband and second husband –

One of my brothers and my sister and brother in law

whom both lived right next door and took care of her.

She was a excellent cook as was my dad.

She was known for her baking bread – rolls and pies

all over town.

Often sending them to the doctor or other people in town.

My father every Friday night – we were Catholic –

No meat – would fry at the table on a electric grill –

Salmon patties – pan cakes and his favorite –

oyster soup! ( NOT MINE)

My father was a hunter – fisherman – sportsman.

He also graduated from High School in his Sophomore year

But My grandfather – who taught school for over 50 years

made him take his junior and senior years over again.

Saying he was too young to continue on!

They instilled in me what you read here.

I was like a second family to come along.

My sister was 15 years older and my brother 10 years old

when I was born.

Then along came my younger brother some 4 1/2 years later.

My dad passed at age 59.

But what I remember was that she was quiet – smiling –

but he always listened to her

and I most certainly did also.

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Papa’s World – BOOK CLUB and a place to read

It was FIVE years ago that I attended my first BOOK CLUB –

Only because the moderator was my wife !

Sherry

My reading material is fiction – detective – sci – fi –

Sports page – front page – and local news –

I had no idea what they read –

But for five years –

I have expanded my horizons !

GOOD MORNING
WELCOME TO PAPA’S WORLD

I have read books I never heard about –

nor would I EVER pick up to read !

THREE OF THE ALMOST 90 BOOKS
SHE HAS LED THE GROUP TO READ AND DISCUSS

Out of all that we have read – my favorite author

and I have read all his books except one –

Is FREDRIK BACKMAN –

A author from SWEDEN !

IMAGINE THAT as I am married to a third generation removed SWEDE !

THE ONE I AM MARRIED TO

These books – I find are mostly not fiction and deal with real life –

Except his !

A MAN CALLED OVE – BEARTOWN – and many more are excellent fiction.

He has a way of spinning a dozen characters

that he could write a entire book on each one !

( and some he has )

I DISLIKE MY PHONE

Reading has been my go to all my life –

In fact my Freshman year of H.S. –

” IVANHOE” saved my passing English class that year !

I am a terrible speller –

When I was in second grade –

the county decided that memory –

was the best way to spell –

instead of the traditional way –

Well that lasted a couple years

and then they went back

But I never learned the proper way !

And I suspect – a lot of us in that age frame are the same way !

I believe

Jon Meacham – ” THE SOUL OF AMERICA “

A tough read – in depth –

I found myself rereading pages and pages –

Just to understand –

But I will tell you all –

It hit home –

it is about what is going on now

It is what has happened for 300 plus years

HISTORY DOES REPEAT !

You have to have a sense of humor

DEAR AMERICA – NOTES OF A UNDOCUMENTED AMERICAN

By Jose Antonio Vargas

This book described the happenings of RIGHT NOW !

As does the book REFUGEE –

how History repeats itself –

1939 – Jewish – 1994 – Cuban and 2019 Syria –

If you WANT TO KNOW

Pick up these books –

read them –

understand –

Much as IVANHOE did for me all those years ago.

HOME

We live today as a result of struggles from our history

Find a quiet place – a place of peace –

READ –

For that is what makes us knowledgeable

Five plus years ago –

I picked up a book that I would of never picked up

AND I AM BETTER FOR IT –

BOOK CLUB –

QUIET & PEACE

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