by The Flossip on August 30, 2009

in Things to do in Florence, SC

Welcome to all readers from the Morning News! Thank you for checking out my website. If it is your first time here, feel free to read through all of my archives by using the “Archives” feature on the far right sidebar. You may also want to check out my links page, there are a lot of great Florence businesses linked there. There is an events calendar with some ideas of fun things coming up in Florence. You can also friend me on Facebook..Here are some of the posts I consider to be my greatest hits:

  • Mrs. Ruby Didn’t Come to Florence, Florence Came to Mrs. Ruby
  • Taking Time to Smell the Roses
  • Out and About in Florence
  • What Community Means
  • You may be wondering why I write this website. So often all we hear about a community is the bad… murders, shootings, stabbing, wrecks, swine flu, etc. I worry that it makes us forget to look for the positive, to be excited about the community that we live in. I promised myself I would try to help make Florence better, and I hope that in some small way I am.

    We all need to step out of our comfort zone, and I have really challenged myself over the past year. Click to see a photo post that encapsulates a little bit of what I am trying to do.

    I have learned to explore more, to turn off the beaten path.

    I see a garden being created with someone’s bare hands:

    I promote local businesses so we have less of this:

    And more of this:

    I take time to notice the artwork of others:

    I know that McLeod means more to Florence than just one mile:

    I see that there is progress being made:

    and progress that has been made:

    This community is filled with people that are full of passion:

    And people that sacrifice:


    I still want to find out more about this “castle”:

    Sometimes beauty is in the smallest detail:

    We are a town with picket fences:


    and patriotism:


    We have our work cut out for us. There is a lot left to do here. We need to talk, promote, and shop local. We need to plant more tress and have less litter. There needs to be more “Open” signs and less “For Sale or Rent.”
    We have come a long way since Henry was here:

    I know that there are obstacles in our way:

    Walls to climb:

    And Miles to be walked

    But, I think we can do it. I look forward to seeing the kind of Florence I know we can create.

    Don’t let one tree block your view of the beauty:

    However, you will have to leave Florence and head to Coward for Hog Jowl Biscuits. I have not yet seen them advertised here. (See the wonderful things I will tell you?)

    (Come back tomorrow. I think I finally have the “Where in Florence was the Flossip?” that will stump everyone!)

    I also ask that if you think you know who Flossip is, to please not say.  I realize that people will suspect and guess, but it has been proven that part of the fun is in the mystery– so please keep the mystery alive.  Thanks!

    { 9 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Aubrey Carroll July 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I would like to get out the word about a special presentation given by acclaimed Florence artist Lynda English. She will be at the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library on Sunday, July 21st at 3:00 PM to talk about her work and particularly a special exhibit of never before seen work that will be exhibited at the library (in the Dr. N. Lee Morris Gallery – 2nd Floor) through August 14. The event is free and light refreshments will be served. It will be the only opportunity to see these colorful, unique, and whimsical pieces before they are taken for display and sale in Charleston next month. The exhibit will include Lynda’s wonderful “State Bird and Quilt Series” and the both event and exhibit are sponsored by Friends of the Florence County Library. Please call (843) 413-7070 for more information or visit http://www.florencelibrary.org. See also http://www.lyndaenglishstudio.net for more information about Lynda and her work.

    2 Christin Mahrlig October 7, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Hi! I stumbled across your blog on SCiway. I have really enjoyed reading through some of your posts. If you don’t mind, I’d like to add you to my blogroll. We come to Florence each spring for the high school boys tennis tournament. That new tennis facility you have is wonderful! Looking forward to learning more about Florence so we can get the most of our stay when we come.

    3 HDubs August 12, 2010 at 10:34 am

    NICE JOB!!! I’m impressed. I really am. May need to consider a similar “service” for the fine folks of NE Cola. We shall see…

    4 Martha Davis August 3, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Flossip, I love the way you tied in the pictures with your message. Great representation of local flavor! Love it!

    5 ashley August 31, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Love love love!

    6 Julie August 30, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Fabulous. Simply fabulous. Thank you for bringing such positivity to our community.

    7 Amy Lauren August 30, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Aww, that was really cute how you told the story with pics. BTW, the article was good today.

    8 Dawn August 30, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    love the story you just told here with pictures…

    9 bacc August 30, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Great article. You do a terrific job. Keep up the good work!

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