Several years back my mom and I went on a wonderful trip to the south. We explored Savannah and Charleston and made a special detour to explore the charming little town of Beaufort, South Carolina, just because one of my very favorite authors had written so much about his home town. I have a special love for southern writing and I consider Pat Conroy one of the best. We were thrilled to see the Outer Banks that he so lovingly wrote about and the trip is a very fond memory…so I was sad to read that he had died last Friday. Another truly fine author gone. RIP Pat Conroy and thank you.