hoopermichelle How to properly start a work day: #wine #winetasting #pinotnoir #fohlife #vsco 1w

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hoopermichelle Night out with the boss bitch @nicedayforawhitewedding5314 2w

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hoopermichelle Princess Lollipop & a 20's flapper! Happy Halloween :) 4w

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hoopermichelle Tyrion & Lady Bug's first boat ride! 1mon

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hoopermichelle XOXO 1mon

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hoopermichelle Cool mustache, brah.

#siblingselfie #creeper
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hoopermichelle The family is so thankful and overwhelmed by the love and prayers! My Opa had a good run, y'all, but every great story eventually comes to an end. "Eric was born in West Java, Indonesia on April 23, 1929. His parents were the late B.E.E. Kelder and Louise Kelder-Stroink. He was one of four children. His quiet life changed with World War II when the Kelder family was captured by the Japanese soldiers and separated into different concentration camps. He was placed in a camp in Tjemahiand and was reunited with his brother a year later. Eventually, the entire Kelder family was reunited and moved to Holland in 1947. He took his father's advice and returned to school graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry in 1954. When he wasn't studying, he spent his spare time playing soccer and tennis, and dancing the fox-trot and tango. On October 6, 1956, Eric married the love of his life, Amy Huitema, in Amsterdam. Two months later the newlyweds boarded a plane and flew to the United States. He arrived in this country with a wife, one suitcase, $75 in his pocket and the determination to become a successful American citizen. Through the aid of his sponsor, he worked various jobs until he landed a job with Agrico Chemicals in New Jersey. In 1961, Eric became an American citizen, which was one of his proudest moments. In May 1966, Eric accepted a job with Texasgulf Inc. (presently known as Potash Corp) and he, Amy and their growing family of daughters moved to Washington, NC. Eric enjoyed a long, successful career as a chemist and was instrumental in securing many patents in phosphoric acid production. He retired in 1991. Eric had many hobbies throughout his life. Until his health declined, he was an avid swimmer and tennis player. He loved coaching soccer to children and teens and was part of the initial effort to introduce soccer to Washington, NC. He enjoyed listening to music, growing flowers and bird watching. His greatest pleasure was spending time with his family and his beloved dog, Rusty. Eric was a member of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church and attended Trinity Episcopal Church in recent years." 2mon

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hoopermichelle You haven't lived until you've had #charleston #grits prepared in #savannah.

#southernproper
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hoopermichelle In honor of America, on 9/11, I thought I'd share a little history about the place I've recently started working:

The Olde Pink House was built in 1771 and originally known as the Habersham House. It is known as the oldest standing #colonial mansion in the south east; #mansion meaning it was built with a kitchen and laundry in the basement at a time where these chores where done outside. Thomas Jefferson designed elements of the home, including the dumb waiter system. The land was given by the British (this is pre-America) and a British flag flies today alongside the American on the house's exterior. The builder, James Habersham Jr., was a #patriot and both of his brothers fought for America's #freedom. During revolutionary times, Savannah was the first capitol of Georgia, and the Declaration of Independence was read in front of the home at Reynolds Square. The building survived both great fires of 1796 and 1820, each devastating most of Savannah. The home also made it through the siege of Savannah during the #civilwar, as Union General Sherman gave the city to president Lincoln as a Christmas present and spared destroying it. The building would be added onto in 1812 when it became a bank, and again in 2008 by the current owners. In the 1930's it was an #elegant tea room.
Today, it is the #oldepinkhouse and a national historic site. The pink exterior was a design flaw originally, as the red brick had bled through the exterior's white stucco, while today is embraced. The house is 16k square feet and has 11 dining rooms. It is considered THE destination for dining in #savannah, which is also the oldest city in Georgia (settled in 1733). Some say the house is #haunted, especially the basement, which is currently used a dark tavern with nightly piano player. Pictured above is the 'purple room'; the original master bedroom with an original painting of Lady Habersham above the mantle.
#merica #neverforget #exploregeorgia #history #foodie
3mon

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