Well, once again, Cowbird has proven to be real, and not just a figment of my overactive cyber imagination! I had the tremendous pleasure of meeting and breaking bread (and shellfish!) with longtime Cowbird member and good friend, Sean Poole, yesterday. We met up in North Myrtle Beach, at Rockefeller’s Oyster Bar – a place I would highly recommend to anyone who likes seafood!
Sean is one of many Cowbirders who I feel like I have come to know well through shared stories and individual exchanges through Facebook over the past year. Over lunch, we discovered that we had even more in common than I had previously realized, including parental relationships, grandparents and great grandparents fighting in wars (his grandfather fought in the Irish War, my great grandfather in the American Civil War, both handing down many stories of their exploits, and lessons of life), in addition to our shared love of storytelling. .
If you haven’t had the chance to meet a fellow Cowbirder yet, I highly recommend it! I’ve now met five of you (two I knew before Cowbird) – and I hope to meet more.
One of these days, we’ll need to have a big Cowbird get-together. Until then, I will enjoy continuing to meet some of you one-on-one. It’s a wonderful experience!
As we were finishing up lunch, Terri Cabral called Sean, and dropped by to spend some time with us and grab a bite, in between jobs.
I love this Cowbird community!
Pictured – (1) Sean and Pete, (2) Terri, Sean and Pete. Waitress Megan took the photos.