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10 -- The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 20, 2004

FRIDAY FOCUS

All of my life, I have lived as a transp lant. Born in Michigan, raised in South Carolina,. I've moved back
and forth between the two dozens oftimes. It isn't that my f amily hasn't felt at home in either place -
quite the con trary. We are intoxicated, like so many others, with the smell of the saltmarsh and the brutal
hmidity of the South and, conversely with the serenity and civility of Michigan.Mymother, a University
graduate and 1985 Hopwood, Award winner, composecta poem to accompany these phlotos; which pay a
Tribute to the Southerncity that still has not worked its waout of my bloodstream. It stands in sharpcon-
trast to the normal Spring Break destinations, with their tacky neon, all-night parties, and drunken, scanti-
ly-clad women. In a sea of Spring Break smut and sex, Charleston floats with an ancient dignity and grace.
- Forest Casey

"Rainbow Row" on East Bay Street is the largest continuous
row of Georgian townhouses in the world.-The show of color In
these homes Is much more tasteful than the neon of South
Carolina's other vacation city, Myrtle Beach.

Photos by
rsCDaily Staff Photographer
Poetryb
Elizabethj b~erszt,
University Alum

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( t j ~ My mother, the poet, Is pictured
pnce .a a> of on an "wAo- 6/ed 6atte.~
t;dcry , W a 6o6re GaG a d a4/ f&.
he- ,aado&f & mo,194e& 6etwee, MelA& &a*
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Jhere In pure Lemony Snicket style with my sister Claire among the river pylons In Charleston.

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V teP/once wa& a worna* Gh&UEJ~ chda evd' woe
a moat fgf etgnnevw, a>6ooEiji( o va9rc
gf friI&b~oo oeU ' and BweeW tea.
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,9e.eonce wa& a woman' who-Ahad 1w o xt wmo, Anww
Ito MtthW at the i aW ef - A e, ,a eiyPl CA4
6Iot fe tARei f e q had ciwn6kdav/dof_ 6o
'y a wtne, and av~ acchkntal ma-wioh'
Right: The Old Exchanige and"
Provost Dungeon, also on
East Bay Street, Is
considered to be one of the -
top three Colonial buildings in
historicat significance in the
United States.
Left: Though the beaches of South
Carolina are not always sandy, their
beauty Is undeniable.
Below: Charleston's residents,
still cannot rival the. age Of the city,
which was founded In ,1670.';

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