My sister and I have been going to Seabrook with our families since 2009. We fell in love with the place. Every year we would return two or three times, whenever our schedules would allow, each time we would stay in a new house to discover what a new beach home had to offer and we were never disappointed.
During our stays we would relish the opportunity to enjoy our free time, inspired by the beauty surrounding us, we started doing crafts together, that had a seaside focus but then we expanded our wares and eventually turned our creations into a small business partnership we called “Scribbles”. We even started selling our efforts at the Seabrook Saturday Markets. We enjoyed setting up our booth and the camaraderie we shared with the other vendors. It was wonderful to have folks stop by the booth and compliment what they saw or purchase one of our creations.
Our last visit was this past June. We stayed at Driftwood and loved the view off the back deck and all the amenities it offered. My sister was not feeling well and so we stayed in for the most part, but we chatted and reminisced and planned what new items we might add to “Scribbles.”
Kay’s children and grandchildren would return from painting pottery, running after waves on the beach, going for hikes and they would share pictures of their adventures. We enjoyed wonderful family meals, playing games together, the weather was beautiful and we celebrated our being together as an extended family.
However we were unaware that this would be my sister’s last summer at the place she loved so much. Kay passed away five weeks after we were together. The memories of our time at Seabrook are rich and will never fade.
It is indeed one of our favorite places…..and always will be.
***The photo is a “Scribbles”creation, a shell embellished with vintage jewelry it was taken at the waters edge on
June 25th 2017