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Marietta Gwathmey, followed by friends Margaret Turner, Anne Murchison and Lillian Smith, hands a little green card to Bob Pious while out for a walk on the Loop in Wrightsville Beach. Back to the disturbing trend: We began noticing, as the years went by, fewer and fewer people returned our “Good morning” greeting and we wondered what had happened to common cour-tesy between people who pass by each other in close proximity. I mean, good grief, even dogs sniff each other. (I said that in a crowded elevator one time as we rode up in complete silence.) But gone are the days when gents tip their hats. They don’t even wear hats anymore for heaven’s sake; well yes, ball caps, which they don’t even take off in buildings or when they’re sitting down eating in a restaurant (a pet peeve of mine). But there was a time when people went out of their way to call out greetings to each other, and more and more we were finding it a nonoccurrence on the Loop (or anywhere else for that matter). As for us, we are quite a friendly bunch. For one thing, we have Lillian. Now Lillian can strike up a conversation with a cockroach. It doesn’t matter where you are, if Lillian is within 25 www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM


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