I have a friend with a home on Sullivan’s Island near Charleston who invited two of us to her beach home this past spring (Av encouraged me to go especially since he was going away for the leadership class retreats he was a part of this year). It was magnificent, and although I was there a little less than three days, we got to see and do so much.
We toured the historic KKBE synagogue, which was founded as Sephardic Orthodox in 1749 and since 1841 has been Reform. It’s the second-oldest synagogue building in the country and the oldest continually used:
Know Before Whom Thou Standest:
…and we toured their cemetery on Coming Street:
Into Thy Hand I Commit My Spirit:
…and we went to Magnolia Cemetery on Cunnington Avenue where one of the stones is pretty well known — sweet Rosalie Raymond White, whose monument is a cradle with her death mask:
There was lunch at Hominy Grill one day, with she-crab soup:
One evening we had dessert at Village Bakery in Mount Pleasant, and I got this sweet tea creme brulee:
Lunch another day was at SNOB Slightly North of Broad, with another picnic plate of pimento cheese on toast, pate, pickled vegetables, and a little salad:
…and our last lunch was at Magnolia’s where we shared an appetizer of potato chips with bleu cheese and scallions, a little pimento cheese, and I had a crabcake sandwich (that I just ate as crabcake only):
It was so terrific being in Charleston, and Sullivan’s Island — lying in the hammock every day, being steps away from the beach — the lighthouse:
My friend was a terrific host…but I missed my boys terribly especially as this was only my second overnight away from them, and was so, so, so happy to be home again. Can’t wait to bring them here!