Between the ages of two and fifteen, the Kilgore boys relished opportunities for exploration of the mostly deserted barrier island. Glen Kilgore, who was eight when his family moved to Fripp, recently reminisced about growing up on the island. Imbedded in his memory was discovering marsh mud with thousands of fiddler crabs dashing about. After more than thirty years, Glen can still close his eyes and smell the mud, remembering how it felt squishing through his fingers and toes. There were frequent mud fights and the boys would emerge looking like creatures from the proverbial black lagoon. Fripp Island Real Estate
The shift in lifestyle was also pronounced for Demos Jones. In reflecting on his decision to become golf pro, he said that after ten years at the bank, he needed to get out in the sunshine. Having been the state amateur golf champion in 1961, he had over the years considered becoming a professional golfer. Jones had been fraternity brother at the University of South Carolina with Kilgore and was familiar with the island. I haven’t regretted for the first minute, Jones said, trading that busy and cluttered desk top for a smooth grass surface of a putting green. Fripp Island Real Estate.
Bob Sutton’s family was one of the most social on the island. They regularly fried the fish caught that day and everyone was welcome, whether resident or visitor. The houseboat that Bob built and docked near the location of the present marina had an upper deck that could accommodate thirty five people. George Douglass, and avid fisherman, and his wife would bring homemade mayonnaise and freshly baked bread to make their own version of pod’ boy sandwiches. Kilgore quickly recognized that visitors were attracted to the fun and warmth they found at eh t Sutton gatherings and often brought potential buyers to enjoy the feast of fresh fried fish. Fripp Island Real Estate