By Burton Sauls
I remember mule wagons in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot. Women in sundresses would come out of the grocery store, balance their paper grocery bag on their head, and open an umbrella over the bag to keep the sun off of the groceries while they walked home. The Piggly Wiggly was located on Port Republic Street and always had a dozen or more people around the front, some waiting while their friend shopped some swapping news. And the house next door to the grocery store was so overgrown with vines and bushes that it wasn’t visible from the road.
Beaufort Then and 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.