Photo Challenge – Friend

This week we are asked to share an image of a “friend”.

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You’ll find pineapples in most southern homes.  This is a cross stitch I did years ago and it hangs at our back door.  No one uses our front door!  

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Pineapple Fountain, Charleston, SC

The pineapple symbolizes hospitality and early travelers knew they would be welcome if a pineapple was placed outside the village or home.  A festive meal would be prepared for the traveler and the pineapple would serve as the centerpiece for the table and would later be eaten for dessert.

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Charleston was twice voted as the Friendliest City in the US by Conde Nast Magazine.  Come and visit Charleston and you’ll see why.

 

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