Hi and welcome back to Sand Lapper! As always, I am every glad to have you here with me today! We’ve had quite a couple of days and I’ve certainly received a lot of wonderful emails from you all! For that, I humbly thank you.
Today’s discussion is going to be heading over to the culinary side of South Carolinian culture. I will be talk about certain delicacies that you should definitely have if you are in South Carolina—no matter where in it you happen to be!
Could there ever be a discussion of South Carolina without brining up peaches? South Carolina—depending on who you talk to—will either be called the biggest or 2nd biggest producer of locally grown peaches in the USA.
We actually have the largest variety of peaches that are locally raised. So far, there have been around 50 or so which have been cultivated by the amazing agricultural sector that we have been championing since the early inception of this state.
The month is now September and for anyone in South Carolina that can only mean one thing: oyster season! Around this time of year, you can bet your booty that there will be countless of local fairs and celebrations which all center on oysters.
While the different towns and places in South Carolina all debate on who has the best roasted oysters, I have to say you cannot go wrong with Charleston’s offerings.
Oh my goodness! I cannot even write about this thing without breaking out into hunger and drooling! Despite its name, it does not contain any frogs so don’t worry about that. Instead, what you’ll have will be a seafood fest for the ages!
Every place in the state has their own variation of this stew and that just makes it all the more better! If you’re wishing to indulge in shellfish, corn, potatoes, onions and so many other scrumptious things, I highly suggest that you come on down to South Carolina and try out Frogmore Stew and see just what I am talking about!
And that’s that! What do you think of these delicacies? Are there any particular South Carolinian delicacies that you think should be part of this list?
Welcome back to Sand Lapper! I’m glad to have you back here for another stirring discussion about South Carolina! Every place in the world generally has notable people to have sprung from it. For today’s discussion, I wanted to place a spotlight on three particular people which found their roots in this wonderful Palmetto state.
The ever famous James Joseph Brown! He is often hailed to be the originator of Soul music and funk. He has gone on to break records, top charts all over the world. What a lot of people may not know about his is the fact that he was born to a teen mom in Barnwell—right here in South Carolina.
As the stories go, he was born in a rather small shack that was made out of wood. Not exactly dignified but this only added to his character as a whole, don’t you think?
Paul Donald Wight II
Anyone who is an avid fan of entertainment wrestling will automatically know who this person is. More famously known by his wrestling name: The Big Show! He dominated the early 90’s and 2000’s with his big build and heavy hand.
He has also been credited for his gentle personality and his wisdom that helped a lot the newer generation of young wrestling superstars like Paige, Natalya, and Roman Reigns. What a lot of people don’t know is that he was born in Aiken and held a lot of odd jobs before he made it big in the wrestling world.
Many know of this name because he is the 7th president of the United States of America. He came from rather humble beginnings and went on to become one of the most powerful men in America. He was born in Waxhaws and went on to serve in the military.
And that’s that! The three people I discussed have all played massive parts in forwarding cultural progression in their respective fields. They all truly deserve our respect and our veneration. They certainly have made their home towns particularly proud.
What other notable persons do you know hail from South Carolina?
Hello and welcome to Sand Lapper! My name is Vito and I happily welcome you to my blog! I’m very happy to start up today’s discussion about South Carolina! For many years, I have heard and read about people who wanted to visit our fair state but often wonder at why it would be worth the trip.
To that, I wanted to share a few pieces of interesting trivia about South Carolina that people may not know about!
One of the First
In the history of the United States of America, South Carolina plays a pretty big part in its formation. It is no secret that the US was founded by several different immigrant colonies which came to this land. The colony which had landed and taken root in South Carolina was part of the original 13 which had formed the USA.
Super Weird Laws
Did you know that if a man does propose marriage to a lady of his choosing, it is required by law to fully take place? This can seem quite archaic and I fully agree with that notion! There are other weird laws like it being completely illegal to put a work horse—or any sort of horse—in a bathtub. I gather this was something that being done quite regularly and the local producer of bathtubs could not keep up with the orders for new ones.
Pass the Tea
South Carolina was originally a British colony. So if there is anything that British people loved, it would have to be tea. That, of course, had an impact on local production. To this day, South Carolina is pretty much the only state in the US that grows its tea locally.
And that’s that! I hope that the trivia that I’ve shared with you today helps you to better understand why South Carolina is a wholly charming place and why you should put it on your “must see before I die” list.
What sort of interesting trivia about South Carolina do you know about?