Mother and Daughter: Best Friends and Empowered by Pink
Dr. Cynthia Bolton-Gary and her daughter Olivia Gary, who is home for spring break from the University of South Carolina, met me for lunch recently at Skull Creek Marina. They are both longtime, hardcore Pink fans! They came armed with two of their favorite Pink issues from years ago. They were both from 2012, and contained pictures of Cynthia and Olivia, just a little girl then, attending Pink Partinis! “We have more issues at home!” Cynthia said, “but these are so great, especially the 100th issue one”, which featured all 100 covers.
Olivia and Cynthia have been fans of Pink since moving to the Island in 2008. Cynthia saw it as a way for newcomers to learn about their new home. (In fact, I saw my first copy of the magazine in her office at University of South Carolina Beaufort in 2010, and she graciously offered it to me to take and read. I couldn’t put it down.) Cynthia confided that for years she has torn out the quote pages and taped them up in the kitchen to inspire her. Cynthia’s favorite: “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end,” by John Lennon. Olivia’s pick: “Breathe. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life,” by Post Malone.