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“After more than 15 years in public relations with roots in journalism, I reached a point where I needed to find what I was passionate about in my profession or find a new one. I thought I would come out of the process changing careers. Instead, I found what I truly love about the one I’ve already got: Telling people’s stories. Everyone’s got a story – it’s what makes people (and people make up businesses) who they are, it’s their personality, their difference. I enjoy finding the story, pulling it out, making it relevant and communicating it to the public. In my adapted career, I simply found another way to communicate the stories – through documentary video.”
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Last Christmas, Santa dropped a joggling board on the porch for my two sons ages 5 and 7. The joggling board was painted in its traditional Charleston green and blended right in with the porch furniture.
Like many of you reading this post now, I had no idea what a joggling board was. Was it a ‘jog-ing’ board as my 7 year old referred to it? That seemed likely. Or a ‘joplin’ board? Don’t know what that would be, but the term seemed more appropriate.
No, it’s joggling. Joggle: to move shakily or jerkily. A joggling board is a long piece of wood measuring 10 to 16 feet long that is suspended by two wooden stands at either end that are constructed like rockers.
It’s wide enough to sit on, or serve cake.
The joggling board was originated in South Carolina in the early 1800s from a model sent from Scotland, supposedly with exercise in mind. It’s been said it was a sign of friendship to invite someone to sit on your joggling board for a visit on the porch. The board is typically made of pliable Southern pine, so you can bounce on it. And you can stand on it and rock side to side.
Santa told us he used some Low Country elves at to help supply our timeless porch furniture.
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