|“NOTHING COULD BE FINER, THAN THE BE IN CAROLINA IN THE MORNING”|
Gawd, I use to hate that song with the strongest passion. Many people have no clue I’m from the historic city of Charleston until I say so. I usually hear, “You don’t sound like the natives of Charleston” or “Well then let me hear you speak like them.” As much as I steer away from the speech (because I sound like a fool trying to), it truly is a conversation starter that will keep you talking for days. Being that I’ve moved around a bit (growing up in the Navy), this type of dialect didn’t stick with me. In fact, even before I moved out this city at the age of 11, it never really stuck with me. This speech I am talking about is known as Geechee.
Although the main focus has nothing to do with how we speak, it has more to with how we look. Coming from the home I’ve claimed for 5yrs, Atlanta GA couldn’t do it for me. I truly believe staying closer to the ocean is what makes me move. In Atlanta, it’s surrounded by land… oh but wait, there is a man made beach of some sort at Stone Mountain that I couldn’t bring myself to visit. There were many things in Atlanta that didn’t work for me such as weather, hospitality, traffic and others that I decided it was time to come back to home base (referring to Relocate for Five).
What I remember about Old Charleston as a child was our awesome weather. The sun is always shining and when it isn’t, it doesn’t take long to clear up. In our city, we have five beaches to choose from: Folly Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Sullivan’s Island and Isles of Palms.
|DOES THIS PIER LOOK FAMILIAR? IT WAS ON THE OPENING SCENE OF ‘DEAR JOHN’|
|BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR RELAXING… AND MODELING|