Thursday, August 11, 2011

Missing How Things Used to Be

I was a very lucky girl growing up.  My family owned a small cottage at the beach, where I spend pretty much every weekend and all summer.  But I didn’t know how lucky I was.  You see, I just thought it was the normal thing to do: pack up every Friday after Mr. Rogers and go for a 2 hour drive, to spend the weekend playing in the sand and never changing out of my bathing suit.  To scoop up crabs and catch shrimp and boil them that night for dinner the next.
But time and age took its toll, and the house took many beatings from hurricanes.  Beach houses, even small, 1 bathroom cottages, are expensive to fix and to keep.  So it was sold.  And with it went an innocent, simple time before tremendous coastal development where we were the only ones for miles on the beach.  Beach houses involve a very different way of life now.

The Beach House

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