Wanna come with? Here's our day in pictures. [click on photos to enlarge]
Gardi, Wayne County, Georgia
Built circa 1900, this structure originally served the community as a post office and general store. I found this message posted at another blog: "The Altamaha Apiary [sic], in Gardi, was started by my wife's family around the turn of the century (circa 1903) ... it was sold and left the family. The building is currently owned by a close family friend." Signed "Co A". I don't know who the family was!
stored behind the building.
I'll bet they were all once busy as little bees.
Then we skeedaddled over to the coast, north of Brunswick, and drove around in the Altamaha WWMA. We saw several small birds but no waterfowl. I wonder if it was even too wet for them?!
I think I'll stay in the truck, thank you. I've had my lunch, don't want to risk feeding them too. :)
There's a lady buried in their front lawn. It's the only marked grave there. It states, "Deaconess Anna E. B. Alexander, Founder, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church 1894, Parochical School 1902, First Black Deaconess Ordained 1907, 18?? - 1947, Rest In Peace". There's a newer church building right next to the original.
There was another neat old black church in Darien (McIntosh county) just across the way. Crossing the Butler River north of Brunswick on into Darien. The Episcopals must have had a lot of missionaries in this area. The historical sign states the church was established in 1876.
These two photos (above and below) were taken on Highway 99 leading out of Darien towards Ludowici.
Finally headed home down historical Hwy 57 towards Ludowici. Had to stop at the IGA to get a 'secret ingredient' for hubby's super venison meatballs.
These are ABSOLUTELY HEAVENLY!!! Want the recipe? Maybe another post.
I'm too pooped to pop and too old to stroll after all this 'work'. [ha ha]
Hope y'all enjoyed the photos! (More here if interested)