April 2014

April 2014 Editor's Note

Author: Maggie Washo

Five Years, the Heritage & Hogshead Kitchen

As I sit down to write this, two distinctly parallel story lines are dominating the news. Both have to do with people who are or were lost, and I find them equally fascinating.

Hopefully, by the time our April issue hits the stands, we will know what happened to Flight 370 out of Malaysia carrying 239 passengers. In this day and age of advanced technology, it seems absolutely crazy to me that we could lose a plane mid-flight. Within days, 25 different countries were searching for the lost plane, and theories are flying fast and furious through the media. Was it terrorism? A tragic crash? Aliens? I’m going on record as saying it’s more than just a plane crash, but not caused by some extraterrestrial. It’s exactly like the show Lost. Eerie, isn’t it?

Now, let’s compare that story to the one that recently broke out of Pontiac Michigan. A woman’s mummified body was found in her car, in the garage of her house and had been sitting there decomposing for at least five years. Yes folks, that’s right. Five years. Apparently all of her bills were on auto pay and a neighbor took it upon himself to mow her lawn, so there were no visible signs that anything was wrong. Only when the money ran out and the bank foreclosed on her home did anyone realize she was dead.

Now this has me thinking: how long would it take for someone to realize if I went missing? I would have to believe I am not living a very fulfilled life if I disappear for even a day and not one person misses me. Would someone miss you? How long would it take? Okay. Enough of the macabre.

It’s time for us to get our plaid on and get down to the RBC Heritage. Another place I think everyone should get to is Hogshead Kitchen at Moss Creek Village. I had dinner there last night and it was absolutely fabulous. Bluffton’s restaurant scene is growing, and I’m loving it. For more info on Bluffton’s happenings, including the new branding campaign, check out page 44.

Happy Heritage, y’all. See you at Harbour Town!

M.Washo

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