When I walked around the Six Corners area of East Providence, R.I., there were many benches to sit and visit and, of course, some for those waiting for the bus. I also saw the flag pole displaying our flag in front of the City Hall and a veterans’ memorial.
I do not think there are any benches as the sidewalks are narrow in Old Town Bluffton. How can a proud grandmother walk with her expecting granddaughter and rest? An alternative is to go inside a restaurant, and even then they might have to wait a spell for a table.
More trees need to be planted. Few dogwoods did I see upon my last visit to Old Town Bluffton.
Let’s mark a mile walk in colorful paint on sidewalks with some quotes like “a journey begins with your first step.”
I saved the best for last: a large fountain with a place for many to sit and dream ... to sketch and take pictures and, most of all, make a wish.
Sorry, I really do not think Old Town Bluffton has any old charms like the kind I grew up with. They have mainly all new buildings, and I think they can drop the word “old.”
And don’t forget: in a green space, put chess and checkers — games for any age.
Maureen Glynn Wilson