I am truly “clocked out” on my ortho doctor’s order. This has even resulted in having my column ghostwritten for the first time ever. Our incredible team is steering the ship and I could not have more confidence in the issues they are producing in my complete absence.
It has been six months since a fall caused a displaced, angulated spiral fracture of my left upper arm. In the desire to avoid surgery, we are giving it one more round of near total rest to allow my bone pieces the time to unite.
My world currently revolves pretty much around physical therapy, doctor’s appointments, and quality rest at home.
Like many others, I have been able to branch out and learn a new thing or two during my healing and virus lockdown times. I have learned to do Facebook Live videos including, how to have Holy Communion at home, and one with two other women taking an honest look at suicide. Our ages span four decades.
With events and traditions canceled this summer, friends and many tourists are safely keeping their distance. I long to someday soon swim in the ocean, but I have been shopping at the Wrightsville Beach Monday Farmers Markets. See our story on the greater area markets that are keeping this summer pleasure open with a few safety twists.
In this issue you’ll find a republishing of our story of Hines Seafood Market, a Wrightsville Beach favorite for three decades, circa 1950s.
We also share a story about preserving a home from the 1920s in this issue. Everybody’s favorite little street, Live Oak Drive, is the scene of a South Harbor Island renovation where the first goal was to keep the unique beach character of the former 1928 Shore Acres model home.
Ashley High School guard Saniya Rivers has been called Wilmington’s female Michael Jordan. This senior, the number three recruit in the nation, is making plans for a winning college basketball career.
There are still more things to love about this August issue: watermelon recipes, coastal-themed art and a lovely story of adoption woes turned to foster family and finally adoption joy.
Once again, heartfelt thanks to an amazing team who are manning all the stations with stellar style!