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Milling About visits The Big Bungalow in Nashville, Tennessee. Located in historic Edgefield, it's a homey three bedroom B&B, owned and operated by Ellen Warshaw. A native New Yorker, Ellen tells host Robin Milling how she came to Music City with the dream of continuing her career as a singer/songwriter when 'the 80s and MTV killed my careeer'! As John Lennon says, 'life is what happens while you are busy making other plans;' Ellen made a go of it but found her style wasn't in harmony with everyone else's so she set her sights on something new. She says, 'It wasn't my heart. Rock 'n roll was my thing and here it's a different language. It wasn't fun anymore, so you have to move onto the next thing. I write feel songs and country music is story songs and that wasn't my story.'
That next chapter of her story was the hospitality business, specifically a B&B which came to her in a eureka moment one morning. Her philosophy was, 'if you build it they will come and that's what happened!' Her love of music is infused in The Big Bungalow with The Music City Room; covered with her own memorabilia and a country music decor. The other rooms are The Grandiose Suite and The Cozy Room. She also hosts house concerts in her living room where all the local musicians gather to jam.
The other kind of jam is served with the delicious breakfasts such as French Toast Casserole and Spinach and Feta Frittata with homemade fruit and nut bread. Ellen admits it was a learning curve to turn down the fancy. 'In the beginning I was making things like smoked oyster and proscuitto quiche with provolone cheese but nobody ate it!' Now her motto is simple but tasty.
Join guest host Natonne Elaine Kemp for an engaging interview and discussion with Mrs. Gloria Ramsey Lucas concerning the Slave Records of Edgefield County, South Carolina.
Gloria Ramsey Lucas followed her dreams and had a 30 year career teaching in N.Y.C. Relocation to Georgia opened up a new pastime in the search of her roots. The trail led to Edgefield, South Carolina where a wealth of slave records were uncovered. Gloria transcribed all the records pertaining to slaves in an 87 year period. The book- Slave Records of Edgefield County, SC was published by the Edgefield Historical Society. Gloria is a member of The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and The Augusta Genealogical Society where she served as President (2008-2010), Friends of the National Archives (Eastern Branch) and Friends of the Ga. State Archives. Theme music - Sweet Mello Spice by composer / producer Alvin K. Alexander.
Join Tonya A. Browder - Director of the Tompkins Memorial Library to learn about the rich history and historical documents and genealogical information available in Edgefield County, South Carolina.
Since becoming Director, Tonya A. Browder has played an important role in the organization of the library's materials and has published a number of resource books on Edgefield County genealogy.
She received a BA cum laude in History from the University of South Carolina at Aiken in 1992. Starting in 1991, Tonya worked for seven years as Community Historian for the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program, a division of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology. Her work involved conducting an oral history project on the former towns and hamlets of the Savannah River Site and from this research, she co-authored two books, Memories of Home: Dunbarton and Meyers Mill Remembered and, Memories of Home: Reminiscences of Ellenton.
Theme music - Sweet Mello Spice by composer / producer Alvin K. Alexander. (Pianist Ayako Higuchi).
Do you have South Carolina roots? Are you aware of the history of the large slave owning community of the Old Edgefield District? What resources are available to assist you with your research?
Join the co-authors of Our Ancestors,Ours Stories, Harris Bailey, Jr., Bernice Bennett, Ellen Butler, Ethel Dailey and Vincent Sheppard for a discussion about the resources they used to find information on their ancestors.
You will find in Our Ancestors, Our Stories an historical overview of life and events in South Carolina, and particularly Edgefield, and a compilation of four unique stories depicting the discovery of the African American experience.
Join a group of African American co-authors (The Memory Keepers), Harris Bailey, Jr., Bernice Bennett, Ellen Butler, Ethel Dailey and Vincent Sheppard to discuss a collaborate book about their ancestors in Edgefield, South Carolina.
You will find in Our Ancestors, Our Stories an historical overview of life and events in South Carolina, and particularly Edgefield, and a compilation of five unique stories depicting the discovery of the African American experience. Through these stories, the rich value of using primary and secondary sources will become evident as each discovery examines relationships in the home, the neighborhood and the community.
Do you know about the African American 371st Infantry of World War I that fought in France? Did you know that Sonya R. Hodges has dedicated her life to research and honor the men who fought in World War I to honor the memory of these dedicated soldiers?
Please join Sonya R. Hodges- Grantham and Douglas Culbreth for a discussion of the role played by the African American 371st Infantry Regiment in World War I to honor the memory of these dedicated soldiers.
The 371st Infantry Regiment, an African American unit of mostly South Carolinians came from small towns like Sandy Springs, Anderson, Edgefield, Ninety-six and Laurens.
The 371st was permitted to fight, after disembarking from their troop ship at a tiny French village in April of 1918 after learning that they had been transferred to the French army. The 371st was given French equipment, and had to turn in their prized Springfield rifles for French rifles. The unit was reorganized to fit the French army structure and spent the spring of 1918 training in French tactics, communicated via interpreters. That summer, the regiment was put into the line to relieve exhausted French and allied Italian units.
Sonya Renae Hodges- Grantham is a mother, grandmother, genealogist, author, graver, historian, and researcher, with a motto of "Get The Job Done and Get It Done Right". She is the Founder and President of the World War I - 371st Historical Society. She is also the Founder of Cornbread Jubilee, an annual event that is held in honor of the corn crop, agriculture, and farming and Co-Founder of the Veterans Formation (1993) Columbia, South Carolina. She is sole Restorer/Curator of Childs Cemetery in South Carolina and has also authored two books.
Paranormal Crossings Episode 3 With Aaron Collins and Elise Wells. Originally aired on 5/8/2014 7PM PST. Tonight we will be reviewing investigations at a private residence in St. Helens, Oregon and Historic McMenamins Edgefield, built in 1911 as the county poor farm in Troutdale, Oregon by NW Paranormal Investigative Team.
Members of the Memory Keepers, a group of descendants of the Old Edgefield District (South Carolina) African American diaspora and one historian, join Jane this evening to talk about their collaboration on their new book called Our Ancestors, Our Stories. Tonight's show includes Bernice Bennett, Harris Bailey, Jr., Ellen Butler and Vincent Sheppard.
The Memory Seekers came together to share their family stories, create a family legacy, and fulfill a vision to write and publish a book about their African American ancestors.
This book offers you insights into the African American experience in Edgefield County, South Carolina through the eyes of five very different authors, who have a strong belief that it is their responsibility to tell these stories. They want their ancestors to be remembered as individuals who lived, loved, worked, survived, raised families, and had faith in God. Through their walks in life from slavery to freedom, they left a legacy.
Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when Scott will feature Jane Herlongs’s journey as a comedian, author, and singer.
Jane entertains by using funny, original Southern stories, folksy wisdom, and singing to help folks live a more productive, stress-free life. Jane believes in the extraordinary healing power of humor and storytelling. This is evident in Jane’s most recent accomplishment of being an Amazon “Best-Seller” for her new book, Bury Me with My Pearls (published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas).
As a Southern humorist, Jane combines her stories and singing (you may hear a parody or two) with life lessons. As she combines her talents, audiences laugh while learning how to handle difficulties at home and in the workplace.
Jane is a Certified Professional Speaker (CPS), professional singer, recording artist, and published author, and is featured on Sirius XM Radio and Pandora. She crisscrosses the country sharing her “down-home principles delivered with uptown humor.” She has spoken is New Zealand and Germany, and is fluent in four languages: English, Southern, Northern, and Gullah (gul-la).
Active in both church and community, Jane serves on the Parent Board at Clemson University. She is also Commissioner at Piedmont Technical College of South Carolina, Chair of the National Speakers Association Scholarship Committee, and serves on the Foundation Board of the National Speakers Association. However, Jane’s proudest accomplishments are being a wife and mother. Jane and her family live on the family peach farm in Edgefield County, South Carolina.
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