Father Jeremiah O’Connell and the Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel

Today I went to Stumphouse Tunnel.It was a great day for a color drive through the mountains of South Carolina, and--if you ask my husband--a great day for trout fishing.   We set out to do both, stopping for morning Mass along the way, then heading out to the Chattooga River, the river made famous by the 1972 dramatic thriller Deliverance, starring Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds.  We were headed toward Burrells Ford, near the Georgia border.Driving through a tunnel of fall foliage, we pa … [Read more...]

In God We Trust…. At Least in Greenville, South Carolina

A national movement of local governments is seeking to display plaques which read "In God We Trust" in the halls of government around the nation.And in the city of Greenville, South Carolina, where my husband and I have enjoyed a brief holiday visit with our son, local lawmakers have unanimously voted to post a plaque with the phrase in the Council Chambers in Greenville's County Square.  County Councilman Fred Payne said, in an interview with the Greenville News, "We're just affirming that … [Read more...]