My Hometown

My Hometown

´╗┐My hometown is a small town just east of the South Carolina border named Savannah. It is an extremely historic town with ties to piracy, bootlegging during prohibition and the confederacy during the civil war. Part of Savannah was badly burned and graves of confederate soldiers defaced and destroyed during General Sherman's march to the sea. You can still visit the cemetery and see the headstones for yourself or on a walking ghost tour at night when they claim the cemetery is haunted. There are now small gift shops and stores in what used to be old cotton and coffee factories, which still smell of the textiles once made there. Walking in front of the shops down the main street beside the river otherwise known as River Street is paved with cobblestone which was used to balance ships upon the journey to the Savannah port. Barges usually pass by and blow their horns at pedestrians walking down River Street. Downtown consists of many squares with historic homes and gardens located parallel to River Street. Among the historic houses is the childhood home of Flannery O'Connor famous author of A Good Man is Hard to Find.

Savannah has always been known for is locally caught seafood. I do not particularly like seafood but I cannot deny the smell is wonderful. If you travel out to our local beach Tybee Island, you can witness fresh seafood being caught right off the shore. If you prefer a more up close and personal view you can either charter one of these boats or try to catch it yourself or fish off the pier, with the proper licensing of course. We also are well known for Mrs. Paula Deen who home cooking has some of the most delicious southern recipes I have ever tasted. Mrs Deen is a popular celebrity on the Food Network and has 2 homes on the Island of WhiteMarsh. I would not change anything about my childhood in Savannah. Ultimately violence and racism have taken over my hometown and I left the city out of fear for my own safety. I have not been back to visit in...

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