Remembering and giving motherly words of wisdom

With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions.

You might see us anywhere around town, with notepad and camera, randomly seeking out folks who are willing to participate. If we find you, we hope you will want to respond.

For this issue, we spoke with guests at the Art Market at Honey Horn, home of Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head. The market featured dozens of artists, juried from around the country.

To honor moms just before Mother’s Day, we asked: “What was the best motherly advice you ever received, or gave?”

Murray Sease, Bluffton: “Wash your hands – which is especially appropriate right now.”











Steve Mardell, Bluffton: “As long as I do what I love, she’s happy. And never forget Mother’s Day.”











Mira Scott, Hilton Head Island: “Whenever I was anxious about something, my mother would say, ‘More than “no,” what will they say?’ It emboldened me.”












Kris Kratzert, Syracuse, N.Y.: “Mother used to say ‘Life has no guarantees; you have to take the bitter with the sweet.’”











R.J. Dietz, Syracuse, N.Y.: “Be nice to your siblings because they will be your longest relationships.”