I had a very busy day yesterday, Friday. The day started with a two hour class on the history of the Emancipation Proclamation. What a story. I really learned a lot. Lincoln was quite a brilliant politician! For a quick history lesson read this article. I would almost guarantee you will have several surprises. I did. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emancipation_Proclamation
It was signed Jan. 1, 1863.
After that I got a quick lunch and headed to our wonderful Children’s Museum to coordinate a tour of about 20 people from OLLI. I have been there twice before but it was the first time for all the others and they were quite impressed. If you visit Greenville and have kids under 16 they will love it.
Back home for just a little while and then off to the ribbon cutting of Travelers Rest’s newest business – Copperhead Mountain Distillery. They make four different “moonshine” beverages in their copper stills. Two corn liquor and two sugar based like rum but it tastes nothing like rum you are used to. All are 100 proof. Quite a kick to it. We will have some at our house for you to try when you come visit. Very nice family that run it and it is their dream come true. A very nice turn out by family, the Travelers Rest Chamber of Commerce and others for the ribbon cutting. A fun little treat on a Friday afternoon. Cute store with branded clothing, flasks and of course a tasting room. It’s kind of funny, they are next to the new honey store and a gun shop. They joke it is “Bees, bullets and booze”. Only in the south!