A New Kindred Spirit Bench!

The new Kindred Spirit bench has arrived! Tom Thomas and his family drove all the way from Atlanta, Georgia to bring the new bench he made to replace the one we lost to Tropical Storm Ana.

Sometime tomorrow afternoon, Monday July 27th, the Town of Sunset Beach is going to take it down to Bird Island for us.

This morning Sandy and I went down to the mailbox to check the journals and to stake out the site for the new bench.

We found an odd thing at the top of the dune in front of the flag. A big gray garbage can. Empty, thank God. But how the heck did it get there? Surely no one dragged it all the way down the beach thinking we needed a trash can at the Kindred Spirit? My best guess is someone found it in the dunes, another casualty of Tropical Storm Ana. Anyway, I hope the Town takes it back with them when they bring the new bench down. Anyone lose a trash can?

There will be a celebration at the new park tomorrow, in the late afternoon. It’s to show our appreciation to Tom Thomas for all the work he’s done–making not one, but two Kindred Spirit benches!
 

Staked out for the New Bench

Staked out for the New Bench

 

The Stakes mark the spot

The Stakes mark the spot

Old Bench and soon-to-be new bench

Old Bench and soon-to-be new bench

Anyone missing a trash can?

Anyone missing a trash can?

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