Mount Pleasant has changed a lot in the past 80 years, from a population of 1,700 in 1940 to over 86,000 now. The memories of those who grew up here years ago are treasures to keep and share. The following memoir stories reveal a time when the Old Village was the “downtown,” there was no dentist nor a bank in town, vegetables were stored under the porch, everyone had four-digit … [Read more...] about Memories of Growing Up East of the Cooper
It all started with a simple request to a friend: the name of the girl in the pretty red-and-green holiday dress. The answer? “That’s Barbara Pierce.” They were just 16 and 17 years old at that 1941 Christmas dance at Greenwich Country Club, but, when Barbara Pierce caught the eye of one Poppy Bush, as George was known then, it was the first spark of a love story that later … [Read more...] about Signed, Sealed, Delivered — I’m Yours: Sending Love from Ashley Hall
Hal Currey of Sullivan’s Island described yoga as the “most relaxing thing I’ve ever done.” He’s 82, and, although he said yoga is relaxing, it can also be quite powerful. “It has become a very important part of my life, both physically and mentally,” he said. Currey attends a one-on-one class with Tricia Hughey, co-owner and instructor at Yoga Daily on Riviera Drive in … [Read more...] about The Yoga Trend is Up … In Age, That Is!
It was a little after 4 a.m. For hours, sleep would not come. I desperately wanted to visualize heaven and connect it to the “Rainbow Bridge” poem. My mother had passed away the day before, and, six months earlier, my 4-year-old goldendoodle, Leo, died suddenly. The relationship between the two was unusual (to say the least) since my mother wasn’t fond of pets — of any kind. … [Read more...] about Heaven and the Rainbow Bridge
When senior citizens and their families are faced with selecting a retirement or assisted-living community, it’s a life-changing decision. There are so many different facilities and options available these days, so it can become overwhelming for even the most savvy and prepared individual. Having some guidance to find the right place is crucial, but most people are unaware of … [Read more...] about Assisted Living Locators: Navigating the World of Senior-Living Facilities