This blog is a tribute to this grand home and all those who who have ties to Laurelwood. As the grandaughter of Jasper Hampton Campbell who purchased Laurelwood in 1908, I have many wonderful memories as a young child visiting Laurelwood. We fondly called it "The Big House". There were Easter egg hunts on the front lawn, Christmas celebrations, Sunday dinners, and a lot of time rocking in the rocking chairs on the front porch as my aunts shared stories about life on the Laurelwood plantation. They talked to us about their experiences and shared stories that their parents told them of life and happenings in the lower richland area. Many of these stories have been forgotten. I hope to bring these great stories back to life and preserve them just as Laurelwood is being brought back to life and preserved. There are hidden treasures to be revealed. A legacy to be handed down and passed on.
Let me help you look past the physical imperfections that you notice on first glance to see the hidden beauty that's just waiting to be revealed once again. The stories and information shared here will link the past to the present. There is much to be learned and many memories to share so that all can see the true beauty of ....Laurelwood.

Monday, February 28, 2011

I like to think of the people who have ties to Laurelwood as my Laurelwood Family.  Beginning with the Seay's, then the Campbell's, and now as we are welcoming new owners into the Laurelwood Family there is a connection of history, memories and new beginnings that entwine our lives together.  If you are reading this and you are part of the Laurelwood Family let me invite you to a family gathering.  This will be a time to join together to remember, reflect and to anticipate the revival of a historic home.  This will also be a chance to meet the newest addition of the Laurelwood Family, the new owners!!!  I am thrilled about this couple who are very passionate about learning the family history and restoring the home, gardens and property to it's former glory as they make Laurelwood their home.  This is a time to celebrate the re-birth of a family home!!!

Laurelwood Family Gathering
Friday, April 15th, 2011 
at 2 O'clock in the afternoon
at
Laurelwood Plantation

Please provide a light refreshment to share and bring any photos, documents, etc that you would like to display. You can contact me by email at sodizzymomof5@yahoo.com if you need more info, etc.

Let the Avenue lead you home once again.....
The Avenue

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