By Geneva Dore Cole
Next to Christmas, Decoration Day, May 30th, captures my memory as one of the happiest times of my childhood. Decoration Day was a time when the young and old alike found a place of sheer excitement on Boundary Street. It was a day filled with great entertainment and good home-cooked food. It was a time when family members returned home from the big cities for “Decoration.” People from everywhere came to Beaufort for the celebration. Although Decoration Day is a part of my past, the memories will always be a part of me.
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.