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.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

I took a stroll down the avenue today and to my delight and surprise my favorite roses of Laurelwood were blooming.  I have a memory of these roses taking over one corner of the avenue fence and being the most beautiful creamy palest of pink roses climbing gracefully along the fence of the avenue.  They were breathtakingly beautiful at one time and the picture is etched in my memory.  The blooms below were a bit spent but I still love their creamy pink color.  It's just a hint of what's to come as Laurelwood wakes up from it's slumber.
Roses on the avenue

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