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Jun 15th 2009 Scratch the mood

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My fascination with the seashore began early, becauseĀ the coastĀ meant “vacation” to the family when I was a boy. My father was a machinist in a textile mill, and “vacation week” always was the week of July 4th, then the entire mill would close. Since my father had a brother in Mobile, we’d often barge in for a few days of low-country living. The years we stayed home, all family members would be pressed into much-needed work on our big old house. You can understand why I came to prize salt air.

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