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  1. TC

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    I'm not putting homeboy on blast, he can show up if he wants. He's a recent USC grad, lives in ATL, likes Braves
     
  2. rickyrubio4life

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    Hello friends.

    User TC recently invited me to this fine thread. I am an avid fan who brings an analytical, emotionless bent to high-minded discussion of all UofSC enterprises. Thank you in advance for your unconditional acceptance of my brilliance.

    #ForeverToThee
     
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  3. TC

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  4. JeremyLambsFace

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    It's not ATLSportsGuy is it
     
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  5. sc_chant

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    A/S/L?
     
  6. Hatfield

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    What’s his KA initiate number?
     
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  7. Hatfield

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    **Sigma Chi
     
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  8. TC

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    What's nicer, Windermere Club or Cobblestone in Blythewood
     
  9. skiedfrillet

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    i've played cobblestone a few times and it's alright

    never played windermere club tho
     
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  10. GeneralPaton

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    Cobblestone. Hell, Columbia CC is better than Windermere and it’s right next door.
     
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  11. TC

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    Wanna know what was on Lincoln Street off Blossom before the Greek Village? It was a black neighborhood called White Town. Thought this story and pics were interesting as hell

    BOSWELL’S GROCERY, A BYGONE REALITY!
    Fifteen years ago I was standing in front of a huge meat cooler in an IGA store in Monck’s Corner, SC and seeing a part of my youth pass before my eyes. I was looking at a massive variety of fresh and smoked animal parts, pigs feet, ham-hocks, jowl meat, pig ears, turkey legs, chicken feet, ox tail, and fat back. These were all the things that my Uncle Johnny sold in his Columbia, SC grocery during the 1950s.

    My brother and I spent the occasional summer visiting our South Carolina relatives and working in Uncle Johnny’s store. Boswell’s Grocery was located in the middle of a largely black district of the city and impoverished blacks were the main walk-in clientele. The store also had a sizable “white” trade but that was mostly by telephone and delivered via a Chevrolet panel truck. One of the main joys of spending summers in the store was getting to run around the city in that truck and get a South Carolina driver’s license at the young age of fourteen.

    On Saturdays, the rural people would come to town and buy staples for the next week. These were mostly share croppers and tenant farmers, both black and white. Some of the nicest but poorest people I’ve ever experienced. These were the people who bought flour, cornmeal, pinto beans and rice in twenty-five and fifty-pound printed cloth sacks and wore dresses and other clothing made from the empty sacks.

    Boswell’s had a walk-in cooler for meat and dairy products. There was always a side of beef and a hog hanging from overhead gambles with the better cuts going to the white trade. The lesser cuts and smoked items were sold to the poor who used them as seasonings for soups, stews, and rice and bean dishes. Cheaper cuts were also often barbecued in makeshift pits in people’s grass-less back yards.

    There was a large wooden box with a hinged lid, half filled with rock salt, and used to store big slabs of pork fat back. Fatback is the layer of fat from the back of a hog and is similar in flavor to uncured bacon and used as a seasoning. On Fridays, the box was filled with salt-cured fish to meet the needs of the Roman Catholic community and an affordable source of protein for the poor.

    In the middle of the store was a large cold water-bath soft drink machine. Nearby were racks of packaged snacks such as honey buns, cupcakes and fried pies. There were also half a dozen or more boxes of bulk Nabisco cookies that people bought by weight. Uncle Johnny’s rule was we kids could eat all the broken cookies we wanted. For reasons unknown, there always seemed to be a ready supply of broken cookies. One of my brother’s favorite stories is about a black laborer who frequently came in the store and said, “Missa Johnny, give me a R-n-C Cola and a nickel worth ’em bussed up cookies.”

    The blacks who lived in the Lincoln Street area, also known, for some ironic reason, as White Town, lived in unpainted shotgun houses, sitting on stone stilts along narrow unpaved dirt streets. Their homes came with no screened doors, no window screens, no electricity, no indoor water, and no indoor sewer system. Their water came from a common tap at the end of each street, and every back yard had that house behind the house. In the steaming heat of the South Carolina summers, they would sit on their porches and stoops talking about events of the day and swapping rumors. About every other house would have a rusty oil drum with a smoking fire burning to help ward off the mosquitoes.

    At the end of Wheat Street was a juke joint made from scrap lumber, metal advertising signs and topped with rusted tin roofing. On weekend nights the place came alive with music and the sounds of people bustin’ loose and having fun. On the occasional Friday or Saturday night my Aunt Mary, a registered nurse, would be summoned to tend to someone’s wounds suffered in a fight.

    Boswell’s Grocery was another of those places that had a distinctive aroma. It was some mixture of unwashed working people, oiled wooden floors, smoked meat and fish, fresh bread and bakery goods, kerosene, bulk dried produce, topped off with the distinct odor of my uncle Johnny’s ever-present nickel cigar.

    All this came back as I stood in that IGA store years ago. I remarked out loud to myself, “I’ve seen all this before.” A younger black man, thinking I was speaking to him said, “Pardon.” I told him how all this was so familiar to me and we began to talk about the similarities of our childhoods. He told me stories about his grandparents making oxtail soup and fifty ways to use fatback or chickens feet.

    The last time I was in Monch’s Corner the IGA store had been torn down. Years before all of Columbia’s White Town, including my uncle’s store, had been razed and replaced with fraternity and sorority houses for students at the University of South Carolina. It somehow bothers me that exactly where my uncle’s store once stood, a multi-generation institution that provided for the daily needs of decades worth of families, there now sits a Chi Psi frat house.

    All this is a bygone reality of a bygone era. I can’t imagine a person today knowing what to do with smoked chicken feet or be willing to buy a one-pound slab of something called “fatback” from an old wooden salt-box. Hell, we all know people who wouldn’t think of eating something three seconds past its “best by” date. For the people who lived around my uncle’s store, however, the “best by” date was whatever date you had the necessary number of nickels to buy it or the date Johnny Boswell let you put it on the cuff. I have little desire to return to those days but I truly appreciate the memories.
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    RR trestle on left is the Seaboard Line and it ran several miles through Columbia

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    Typical back yard (notice the outhouse)

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    View from Seaboard trestle looking at typical side street

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    Columbia row houses

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    Got all this off this local history blog: http://chapsgs.com/2011/10/boswells-grocery-a-bygone-reality/
     
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  12. AIOLICOCK

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    Would love to know where this was...
     
  13. TC

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    The store itself? The article says it's where the Chi Psi house is now in the Greek Village. Also mentions the 300 block of Lincoln, so that'd be 3 blocks south of where the new 650 Lincoln dorm is. I looked around on Google Maps at the empty area behind Greek Village headed back toward Olympia and it seems like you can kinda tell where some of these houses were maybe
     
  14. AIOLICOCK

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    Sorry, should have clarified; the pictures off "wheat street" are what I was wondering about
     
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  15. TC

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    Yeah, I was wondering about that "juke joint" they mentioned at the end of Wheat Street built out of "scrap lumber, metal advertising signs and topped with rusted tin roofing"
     
  16. AIOLICOCK

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    Yeah, wheat street is long af if it's even the same one
     
  17. TC

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    It's the same one I'm sure. Wheat Street was part of the original city grid. (Congaree River over to Harden, Elmwood down to Heyward St).

    Fun fact, when they originally surveyed the city they made some mistakes and some lots at the western edge that were sold off to investors unseen ended up being in the Congaree :laugh:
     
  18. JeremyLambsFace

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    That’s a fun surprise
     
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  19. AIOLICOCK

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    Joyner fast af :doge:
     
  20. Fabulousthundercock

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    And his passes are erratic af
     
  21. Frank Martin

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    Joyner's comments after the game :doge:
     
  22. CloudBerry

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    What did he say?
     
  23. Frank Martin

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    The only reason he came to USC was to play QB. If he wanted to play another position, he would have gone anywhere else like Clemson or Alabama.
     
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  24. CloudBerry

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    Y I K E S
     
  25. Fabulousthundercock

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    Spring game recap you didn't know you needed and still don't need:

    Bentley was same
    Hellsinki seems like he's the qb of the future
    Dak seemed more relaxed and improved a little bit as a passer but not enough
    OL seemed to struggle getting push up the middle still, and there was a fair amount of pressure on the qb
    RB's are still a meh by committee
    Our most explosive offensive playmaker today is at QB and will prob be transferring out in the fall

    Defense was generating a lot of pressure
    Cook will help at safety
    Some LB's were able to tackle some RB's near the line of scrimmage today which they didn't do at all last year.
    Enegbare looked much better at DE
     
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  26. JeremyLambsFace

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    Enagbare’s first step off the edge is electric

    Aaron Sterling is about 9 months away from visiting the portal
     
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  27. Hatfield

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    I have no idea if this kid is any good or not, or if this is even like a surprise decommit....but the “I don’t want ‘em if they aint’t 100%% COMMITTED!!!” replies are so cringeworthy. It’s always like a carpenter from Mauldin with an American flag Gamecock profile pic. Just the worst
     
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  28. TC

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    when youre about to get a hot take from the local news comments section
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  29. skiedfrillet

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    Looks like the residents of the shit pit
     
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  30. TC

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    The 4* WR that just committed -- good?
     
  31. FightingCock

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    Eh, we will see. Supposedly talented. I follow recruiting but not as closely as I used to. 4 stars pan out and 4 stars transfer for lack of talent and playing time
     
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  32. sc_chant

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    Clemson probably wanted him as a safety
     
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  33. JeremyLambsFace

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    Tobias is super mad about us getting him
     
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  34. TC

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    We didn’t lose by 15 runs and in fact won a game in Charlotte vs UNC :chatzy:
     
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  35. TC

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    Side note: Christian Walker’s now firmly in the bigs and just hit his 5th hr of the year. Sorry Braves fans
     
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  37. TC

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    Looking good, outside still looks forever from opening though. Also noticed Harpers sign is still up on the corner. Wonder if theyre leaving that for history or something
     
  38. TC

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    Has there been any reporting on OrTre Smith's knee injury from last year? Is he supposed to be 100% this year?
     
  39. Arkadin

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    Doesn't look that far away outside imo
     
  40. skiedfrillet

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    I think I’ll hometeam for lunch today ty
     
  41. JeremyLambsFace

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    Should be full speed by fall
     
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  42. Jean-Ralphio

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    TRY SOMETHING NEW MAYBE
     
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  43. skiedfrillet

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    Why? Hometeam is good
     
  44. Jean-Ralphio

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    smh
     
  45. Tilly

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    He's stepped up from the tex-mex at least....
     
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  46. Jean-Ralphio

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    I expect him to come full circle sooner rather than later. Its just what he does.
     
  47. TC

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    Watch out Abby. Haha
     
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  48. Arkadin

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    Two months from now he'll be telling you about this burger he found at this Mexican place that is amazing
     
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  49. skiedfrillet

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    That’s only bc it stopped being sold
     
  50. Jean-Ralphio

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    I doubt he will. He’ll lie about its availiabillity so he doesnt have to go.