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Amazing Grace, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Amazing Grace - Darrien Ga

On Mother’s Day, Tall & Handsome and I decided to take out on a little Sunday jaunt. It was a combination “Mother’s Day, (his) birthday and we need a distraction” venture. (I’ll also admit to a little outlet shopping…)

I had heard that we needed to visit a little town called Darien (GA). One of my favorite things about Darien is the fact it was settled by Scottish Highlanders in 1736.

Although tiny, Darien is the second  oldest planned city in the state of Georgia and therefore history flows through its quiet streets. Within the the limits of this sleepy little town you can find a colonial fort (Fort King George) which was built in 1721, the ruins of a sugar mill and rum distillery, old growth Southern oaks, Spanish moss and of course, water…

I don’t know why, but when I look at this picture two things come to mind…Forrest Gump…and I want to sing “yo ho, yo ho a pirate’s life for me…”

Guess that could be because in spite of the very pious name of these two seafaring vessels, one proudly flies the Jolly Roger (unseen in the photo)…well, that and the fact there was a rum distillery nearby…

© 2011 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved


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