You may remember from LoSB that we generally vacation down at the Summer House. We’ve just returned home from a very restful trip. Just Hank, Bowman and me. We ate and slept. Hank and Bowman walked early in the morning while I slept. We read. It was HOT.
One of the first things I do when we get down there for several days is to go into Beaufort to buy books from the fine folks at The Beaufort Bookstore. They have a fabulous section of local/southern authors, which are my favorites. I particularly enjoy reading Karen White and Mary Kay Andrews in the summer for some reason. Also Dorothea Benton Frank, although I took a break from her for a while as her books got a bit predictable for me. I’m happy to say; however, that I read her new book, All Summer Long, last week and it was very good. If you live close by give me a call and you can borrow it.
Daughters of the South…UNITE and support your locally owned bookstores if you are blessed enough to have one in your area.
While away, we celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary. I was 21 years old when I walked down the aisle of the Baptist Church that summer Saturday in 1983. Hank was 24. We were SO young. In the last two years, both of our children have gotten married…Lorelai at 25 and Legare at 30. They are settled and living their dreams. Hank is retired. I will be able to retire in two years, if I feel like it.
Life is changing. There’s been a shift…not saying it’s bad…it’s just different and is going to take some getting used to. I haven’t the slightest idea what I would do as a retiree! Maybe take longer vacations? That sounds appealing.
What are you doing this summer?