This Easter and Heritage week was a very soggy one that ended on a bright note. The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing had a purse of $5.8 million, and winner, Matt Kuchar, took home $1.044 million for his spectacular play. The tournament is always fun for everyone, including members of my family. There is something so exciting about the golf match.
This year Easter came into play. There were lots of celebrations, cooking, feasting and family fun in Bluffton.
George the Easter Bunny was supposed to lead our children's parade Saturday but could not do so because of the rainy, wet weather in the morning. So he greeted children on my porch, which no one seemed to mind. Several little Blufftonians would not go near the bunny and stood as far away as possible -- but they still yelled Easter greetings. They were all very cute.
Billy Roe stopped by later in the day with his adorable daughter Kat Munsterman and her family, who were in town for the holiday. Kat used to help me in my store when she was a high school student. It was wonderful to see her.
The sun peeped out later, and the rest of the weekend was beautiful. I love this time of year -- it is so beautiful.
When the couple arrived at Green Turtle Cay, they were met by our dear George Heyward who spent the winter sailing in the Bahamas. They sailed from Marsh Harbour to Hopetown, where they saw Jane, Jimbo and Josie Schmitt, who were also on a holiday there. They all had dinner with the lighthouse keeper in charge of one of the only manually kept lighthouses in existence. It runs on kerosene that has to be transported to the lighthouse by boat and foot.
Later that evening, back on George's boat, Pierce and Pressly were to spend the night and were warned that George snored loudly. He did -- louder than they expected. In fact, they said it was louder than any human ever. The next day they set sail on one of the best adventures George said he had been on in a long while. They spent the day snorkeling and spearing fish, which they grilled on the beach that evening.
Several days later the two were back in Bluffton celebrating Pearl's birthday Bluffton-style with family and friends on Easter Sunday. Margaret Heyward's children, Josie and Bella, made the heart-shaped birthday cake, which was gobbled up by all. Pearl said it was a thrilling birthday week, and I agree. It certainly was.
Many of our well-dressed gents will be in seersucker. This is a familiar word that has a peculiar background. The word "seersucker" is derived from three different languages: Hindu, Urdu and Persian -- "shir o shakara." The words mean "milk and sugar," referring to the alternate stripes woven into the fabric.
Who thought of that, I might ask?
Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.
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