Friday, October 22, 2010

The Pineapple Fountain

This is yet another reason why I love South Carolina.  Walking around Charleston, you'll see carved pineapples at the entrances to some homes.  Since Colinial Days, the pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality.  Legend has it that Sea Captains came home with exotic fruits.  A Captain would spear a pineapple on his fence post to let friends know he was home safely and to please visit.  He would then serve food & drink and regale visitors with tales of the high seas.


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