Being back in Beaufort is always wonderful. On this Labor Day Weekend as I sit on the porch overlooking the river and salt marsh... seeing downtown across the river, I find myself thinking of the 10,000 reasons why I love it so much. What is it about Beaufort that casts its nets on me and so many others?
One thing is... that there is a familiarity about Beaufort… it’s as though I’ve always belonged here. It’s a “Front-Porch” town. The people of Beaufort are not just hospitable... they welcome you; they hug you; they befriend you; they invite you on their front porch to visit, to get to know you and to tell you stories... They love their town and love for you to love it too. I’m hooked.... no need to convince me anymore.
This trip has been more pleasure than work.... My little girl and I have been been kayaking, beaching at Hunting Island - swimming in the surf and looking for shark's teeth! (I found my first one ever - she found 10!). We painted T-shirts at the Nature Center, played at Waterfront Park, and had some girl time shopping downtown, eaten at Dockside and enjoyed great seafood. We've had a great time visiting with friends... Wendy Pollitzer and her girls came over to swim, and they had a ball. It's so nice to have friends here who share the same faith and values. We visitited with John Trask, III at his office and Bernie Schein in his living room - as he gave me some great editorial advice for my book. We visited Billy Keyserling, Beaufort's Mayor, at his new store "The Clothesline," and we heard ghost stories on Scott & Gwen Myers' front porch on Bay Street. We are having breakfast with Jean Norton Torjussen at Low Country Produce later this morning.
Sadie and I are blessed and are so thankful to be in Beaufort and to have such nice friends who always welcome us with open arms. I hope everyone has a happy and safe Labor Day!!!