Bedtime Story: Silver and Scotch – Night 7

Silver and Scotch, Downton Abbey

Silver and Scotch – Night 7
Copyright 2015 by Barbara Hinske

Night 7


Blake switched buses in Omaha, using his cash to get him as far into the South as he could. No one loved family silver more than an upstanding Southern woman. The silver pieces on her table told her dinner guests volumes about her.

His destination was Charleston, South Carolina. He’d read that you were considered “old Charleston” if your family dated back to the American Revolution, “new Charleston” if your people arrived before the Civil War, and “just visiting” if your lineage was more recent than the Civil War. There were plenty of old and new Charleston folks in the city and they all had silver.

He planned to help the good people of the city do some house cleaning—lighten their load a bit. He needed to get there.

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