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Possum Head Swamp at Thanksgiving and Christmas

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Grant and D.J., five and eight years old, built forts and defended them in Possum Head Swamp. Their mother and grandmother made the Christmas Light Trail from the boys’ house to their grandparents’. The seasons rearranged the paths and switched the waters and the lands and taught D.J. that the wetlands behind and beneath and before the city were bigger and older and therefore more real.

The Story of the Mermaid Beached in a Strip Mall

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The multi-ton marble mermaid hangs out in a half-abandoned strip mall. She seems lonely, castaway, out of place. She’s only here because St. Augustine sculptor Thomas Glover W. offended Beaufort, South Carolina. Strange things can happen when towns commission public art.