I don't think Kit and Leigh Sherrill watch much television.
They are very active folks, community volunteers who help many organizations throughout the region including the district nurse and the heating fund.
Kit is a “retired” Episcopal priest who never quite retired. Leigh just doesn't ever seem to lack for things to do.
But as we all know, many area residents have had other lives elsewhere, before settling here.
Leigh Sherrill first flew in a small single engine airplane at age 15, in 1954, from Beaver County (Pennsylvania) airport. At 16, she soloed in a Clipped Wing Taylor Craft. Around that same time, she visited Maine as a mother's helper at Camp Kieve, in Nobleboro.
Kit was born in Warm Springs, Georgia, home of the Institute for Rehabilitation, established by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in the 1920s, for polio victims. Kit's father photographed at the the clinic and with many who visited. His photo archives remain today as a lasting testament to FDR's efforts and the Institute's facilities.
When he was two, Kit's British mother died. He and his brother (Cathy Sherrill's dad) were sent to England to live with relatives. Two years later, in 1939, as war in Europe threatened, the brothers, now four and six, traveled alone by ship back to New York, then by train to Atlanta. Subsequently, Kit's father remarried and everyone moved again -- to Pennsylvania.
There, Leigh met Kit in a church youth group. They dated and kept in touch during the war and college, marrying in 1960. They honeymooned at Kitty Boylin's Southport cottage on Beacon Hill. She lobbied hard for Kit's summer ministerial services at All Saints by-the-Sea.
From 1967 until 2001, Leigh and Kit visited Southport, then they made it their home. Lucky us.