Monday, November 29, 2010
Seafood Thanksgiving - Charleston, SC
A Sunday afternoon on the Savannah Highway (U.S. Route 17) slipping east into Charleston, we saw men landscaping a colorfully painted seafood store while others cleaned bags of oysters just 'round back. Being out-of-towners arriving for the Thanksgiving Holiday, we mistakenly assumed we could get seafood on a Sunday, any Sunday. We jumped out of the car filled with greetings and chat. The men pointed to one jovial sort who explained that they were closed but if we wanted crab-meat "we can take care of y'all." He keyed the door, turned on the lights and sold us the best quality lump crab-meat, oysters and also red, red tuna steaks. He went out of his way! And he was perfectly cheerful about taking care of us! Ravenel Fresh Seafood - above and beyond? Oh Yeah! Kindness like this sweetens any visit to anywhere. But it happened just outside Charleston. And on our holiday we had one more thing to be thankful for!