Day 16 – Pendleton Square
My first red-headed day and we spent most of it on the road to Clemson and Pendleton for Jake’s orientation at Tri-County Tech’s bridge program. So many changes since Jeff’s first year here 29 years ago but he still finds his way around with his super tiger senses.
We also got the super bonus of seeing Matt and Lauren and Lauren’s parents for dinner on the Pendleton Square. Lauren’s been a great friend for many years and it is wonderfully comforting to know she and Matt are close by when Jake is 4 hours away from us in only 2 months. As Matt said a few weeks ago, they’ll have bail money; I hope it’s not necessary but what great friends to offer.
We got to see their new shop (also on the square) and some of Matt’s beautiful woodwork both in progress and completed. He is truly talented and I love hearing him talk about his work.
McClellan Woodworks has also begun making beautiful Carolina Eco Caskets (www.carolinaecocaskets.com). I would gladly buy a casket from them and it makes perfect sense to have a lower cost, locally-made, earth-friendly casket. I would encourage anyone interested to talk to Matt or Lauren about it and I’m bringing home lots of information if anyone would like to peruse. Just another way to support small business and choose to leave behind beautiful memories instead of a big bill for your family.
We hope to get to see the McClellans more after Lauren finishes her masters in August –woot woot Lauren.
Hope to have lots of pics of Jake tomorrow as he gets ready to start the upstate part of his life.