Day 143 – The St. Michael’s Church Spoon

On May 23, 1788, South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. Of course they were also the first state to vote to secede from the Union in 1860 because of the Civil War. 

Some other fun facts about South Carolina: their state beverage is milk, the official state dance is the Carolina Shag, and the highest point in the state is Sassafras Mountain (3,560 feet).

The oldest city in the state is Charleston, and the oldest surviving religious structure in Charleston is St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. (President George Washington worshipped in St. Michael’s at pew no. 43, known as “The Governor’s Pew,” on May 8, 1791 and seventy years later, General Robert E. Lee worshipped in the same pew.) 

And that brings us to today’s spoon: it’s from Charleston and has a tiny replica of St. Michael’s Church at the top. Not sure if the church is haunted, but I guarantee the spoon is not.