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Clear Ramblings on Mother's Day.

It was early Sunday morning, Mother's Day, when I met quite the handsome couple for my Savannah Architectural Ramble on Johnson Square.  During the initial introductions the husband was a bit guarded about his heritage, saying he was from Washington D.C., his accent said otherwise, but I let it go - no point making a guest feel uncomfortable.  His bride was more open, speaking of her Chilean homeland in a Spanish cadence which bordered on musical.  I was snapped out of a momentary trance by the realization that there could be a communication problem here as I was about to talk for the next two hours about Savannah's architectural heritage in American English using American concepts.

Memorial Day

    Memorial Day was originally observed on May 30, 1868 when flowers were laid on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. It's meaning was expanded after World War I to include the sacrifices of American soldiers throughout it's history.  Therefore, I was somewhat disturbed when a couple of ladies from New York on one of my walking tours made the statement: "What do people in Savannah do this weekend since you don't observe Memorial Day"?

Let the Dark Rambles begin!

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   I have finally found the time to put the Dark Rambles information up on the Savannah Rambles site!  Why would I join the throngs of  "ghost tours" available in Savannah?  It's mostly due to a phenomena that I had been noticing in the reviews of many of those tours that goes something like this: "being interested in architecture, I naturally signed up for one of the ghost tours".  Huh?  How does anyone make that connection?  Then I was asked to do a night version of my regular architecture tour for a destination wedding, but it needed to be "on the haunted side".
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