By Elizabeth Gibson Chaplin
One of my fondest memories as a teenager was back in 1976. It was a week day and we didn’t have school so my father, Earl Gibson, promised me I could go to work with him. He was an accountant for Dowling Law Firm downtown. We lived on Lady’s Island and the bridge was broken so no one could get to Beaufort from any of the islands. We hopped in our boat which was tied up at the end of our dock and drove to the downtown marina. It was only a short walk across the street to get to his work. Later that afternoon, I met some friends at the Breeze Theatre where you could see a movie, have some popcorn and a drink for less than one dollar. What a great memory!
Beaufort Then & Now: This moment in Beaufort’s history is an excerpt from the book “Beaufort … Then and Now,” an anthology of memories compiled by Holly Kearns Lambert. Copies of this book may be purchased at Beaufort Book Store. For information or to contribute your memory, contact Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.