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Sullivan's Island (Lowcountry Tales, #1) Sullivan's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
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“The first indication of menopause is a broken thermostat. It's either that or your weight. In any case, if you don't do something, you could be dead by August.

God, middle age is an unending insult.”
Dorothea Benton Frank, Sullivan's Island
“Makes you grow up quick. Hard work makes you strong. I work hard every day; that's where I get my strength. That and knowing who I am.”
Dorothea Benton Frank, Sullivan's Island
“The people you love never leave you ...”
Dorothea Benton Frank, Sullivan's Island
tags: love
“Say your prayers, girl. Prayers work miracles; don't you see that much yet?”
Dorothea Benton Frank, Sullivan's Island
“I want you to think. Gawd got his special purpose for you, just like He does for every one of us. He done give you a very good mind. The world you have when you grow up is gonna be the one you make. You use your mind and make it better.”
Dorothea Benton Frank, Sullivan's Island
tags: life
“Father Michaels' sermon was mercifully short. He had a reputation for three-minute homilies, tightly written, provocative and insightful. His words centered on the true meaning of Christianity. That is was all about love. Love of God, love of self, love of family, love of community.

Love was a gift.”
Dorothea Benton Frank, Sullivan's Island
tags: love
“Reaching for his toothbrush, I looked at it and realized he’d been brushing his teeth for somebody else for a long time. I don’t know what possessed me to do it but I dunked it in the toilet. That pleased me so much that I rubbed it around the inside rim. That seemed so pleasant I then scrubbed up under the rim, good and hard, where no toilet brush could’ve reached in weeks.”
Dorothea Benton Frank, Sullivan's Island
“I took his aftershave and cologne out of the medicine cabinet. It occurred to me that he’d been wearing these for Karen. I peed in the bathroom glass, drained the Aramis and poured urine into two of his cologne bottles. “Up yours,” I said quietly. I dropped the bottles in his bag and zipped it closed.”
Dorothea Benton Frank, Sullivan's Island
“Please. Don’t use the Lord’s name, unless you’re in prayer. It’s a hundred years in purgatory.”
Dorothea Benton Frank, Sullivan's Island
“Naturally, we shopped, we had lunch, we did homework and we cleaned closets together. But beyond those mundane amusements—and”
Dorothea Benton Frank, Sullivan's Island
“Look at that sky,” Livvie said. “Uh-huh,” I said. “Ain’t it marvelous?” “Yeah, it’s marvelous.” “No, chile o’ mine, you ain’t understanding what I’m telling you.” Her voice was so soft and loving, it was hard to keep my worries on my mind. “What do ya mean?” “See them stars starting to twinkle? They’s Gawd’s diamonds. You ’eah me? And the night sky turning so blue? That’s He sapphires for us. And see that streak of red across the horizon? They’s a field of rubies. Whenever you feel troubled and poor in the spirit, just go look at the sunset and all Gawd’s riches just be a-waiting for you.” “Yeah, sure, Livvie,” I said. “I ain’t lying to you, chile. I is telling you for true.”
Dorothea Benton Frank, Sullivan's Island
“Look at that sky,” Livvie said. “Uh-huh,” I said. “Ain’t it marvelous?” “Yeah, it’s marvelous.” “No, chile o’ mine, you ain’t understanding what I’m telling you.” Her voice was so soft and loving, it was hard to keep my worries on my mind. “What do ya mean?” “See them stars starting to twinkle? They’s Gawd’s diamonds. You ’eah me? And the night sky turning so blue? That’s He sapphires for us. And see that streak of red across the horizon? They’s a field of rubies. Whenever you feel troubled and poor in the spirit, just go look at the sunset and all Gawd’s riches just be a-waiting for you.” “Yeah, sure, Livvie,” I said. “I ain’t lying to you, chile. I is telling you for true.” I looked at the sky and it was full of riches,”
Dorothea Benton Frank, Sullivan's Island
“up mimosas and croissants at Billy’s. No, no. In the Lowcountry it’s got gravy on it—the”
Dorothea Benton Frank, Sullivan's Island
“.....If these walls started talking, the entire Island would be put under quarantine while the government moved in an army of psychiatrists.”
Dorothea Benton Frank, Sullivan's Island
“I sat up a bit and looked out over the railing toward the ocean. The sight always took my breath away. The dark green velvet of the front yard contrasted with the radiant white of the sand dunes that separated the family’s property from the beach. The white mounds cut a wavy line across the deep blue of the Atlantic, like the finger paint of a child in his first attempt to create something beautiful. Feathery sea oats grew in clumps across their tops. The water glistened and the sun danced on the phosphorus. An illusory field of diamonds.”
Dorothea Benton Frank, Sullivan's Island

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