Monday, 21 March 2011

Suwannee/Swanee/Sewanee

There’s the Suwannee River in south Georgia and north Florida.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suwannee_River


Stephen Foster wrote a famous song about this river -  it is called  "(Way Down Upon the) Swanee River". “Swanee” is the way he abbreviated  “Suwannee” so that his song would scan.

And there is Sewanee in Tennessee.  I’ll be there for a couple of days to visit four friends (Tracy Wells Miller, Karen Meridith, Wayne Farrell and Ben King) who are part of the School of Theology at the University of the South.


I’ll be in touch again later in the week.

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