The Post Office at Garnett, SC

That is about all that marks the once-prosperous area of St. Peter’s Parish. 

That, and Housey’s store, which sells an assortment of convenience items like saltine crackers, Vienna sausages, and beer.  

This is, of course, not the first post office in Garnett. At one time, Annie Chisolm Wiggins was the postmaster, perhaps close to 100 years ago. Miz Florrie, who is 102 or thereabouts, said she used to work with Miss Annie in Miss Annie’s garden.  Miss Annie still has many descendants scattered near and far. I wonder if they have a photo of Miss Annie and the post office. 

Housey’s store has a bulletin board covered with old photos, but they appear to go back to the 1940s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. At least I didn’t see any that looked like they were of a post office, but Sugar was hustling me up to go. He thinks it’s rude to take photos sometimes, even though I had permission from Mrs. Housey and it was a public place. 

It worries me to no end that these photos might fade away into the past. I might just have to fly solo on this one. 


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