I'm just here for the comments
Time to live on a boat!
Mat Cat, if God's Mighty Hand will deliver us from rising sea levels, why doesn't he go a little further with his Mighty Hand and deliver us from famine, pestilence, war and starvation? What hogwash.
Gail Kof. Are you aware the average draft horse weighs between 1500 and 2000 pounds. You don't hear any horses cry because they don't cry! You dern sure don't hear carriage horses cry. Never happens nor has it happened. You seem to be very uninformed about horses. You certainly are the definition of ultracrepidarian!
There should be a scale to weigh the passengers that are signed up for one carriage before loading it up. Some of these people are heavier than the horses. Each carriage should have a total weight limit for every group going on board before it is allowed out. The maximum temperature that the horses are allowed out should be lowered to 80. These horses are miserable I hear them crying during the tours. Seeing them makes Charleston less desirable as a place to live.
I, too, am a graduate of the class of 1968. I recall many teachers with advanced degrees, and a fierce desire to help us succeed. Though we received substandard resources, these teacher challenged us and made sure that we received a first class education, academically and socially.
This is a fascinating, if not tragic, account of the decline of Burke High School! As a proud Burke alum, Class of 68, a former member of the famed band, and also coached by Modie Risher, this account is truly heartbreaking to say the least! Having grown up in the shadows of BHS, although I no longer reside in Charleston, I frequently return to my old neighborhood where I have witnessed firsthand the changes so eloquently detailed in this article. I am shocked to learn that the enrollment at BHS is now less than 400 students! There were 241 students in my graduating class. Suffice it to say, Charleston has certainly changed since I left in 1968 and we can debate whether the many changes have been for the better...but that's a conversation for another day!
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