Tidewater Traveler by George W. Sellers, CTC A Tale of Two Piggies Ever travel with a shopper? Ever been a shopper-traveler? It used to be that whenever I crossed the state line to venture out and see the world, I carried with me, like excess baggage, the self-imposed obligation to return from my junket with a memento for every child, grandchild, niece, nephew, neighbor and close friend. Much of the
trip time would be absorbed with searching for the perfect gift for each member on the list. Yes, there was a list â€“ not unlike a Christmas list. But over time I noticed that it was rare if the appreciation for all my hard-shopping efforts seemed to extend beyond the few seconds required to confer the gifts upon the recipients.
Dorchester County farmer, Steele Phillips, surveys a Chinese rice paddy and the primitive water wheel used for irrigation. 157
May 2011 Tidewater Times