Friday, June 27, 2014

Memories of May - Ocracoke 2014 - In The Words of Jean Skipper

Photo by Deborah Belica.
Years of hoping, dreaming, planning, and hard work went into the orchestration of our first ReMe Retreat, and every bit of it was worth it! I’m still floating on the memories of our experience together, and I expect that this will be the case for quite some time.

During our week at ReMe, life was in perfect balance. There was an overwhelming sense of community, and simultaneously our Historic Inn indulged us with abundant nooks and crannies where one could steal away for a private moment. 
  We embraced the wonder of Ocracoke, showered outside, danced in the parlor, feasted morning noon and night, indulged in the happiest of hours with Leslie Lanier at Books To Be Red, and practiced Qi Gong on the veranda with the inimitable Ann Erringhaus. 

And of course there was The Art.  We immersed ourselves in it both inside and outside of the classroom!


The house virtually hummed with the sounds of our voices, and we shared quiet contemplative times too. The soundtrack of our week was one of spirited conversation and laughter, and the memories that we created will last a lifetime.

Photo by Theresa Zurku and her Go Go Gadget Arm!
The lovely ladies who arrived as relative strangers and guests for our first ReMe Experience bonded almost instantly and parted company as treasured friends. I adore each and every one of these amazing women. I admire the willingness with which they shared their personal stories and life experiences, and I’m already looking forward to our time together in this magical place in 2015.

The Guests who joined us on Ocracoke in May have each expressed their desire for a repeat performance, and they each plan to join us again in May 2015. We have high hopes that this event will become an annual reunion, and while this means that ReMe -Ocracoke – May 2015 is now booked to capacity, fear not! A few guest spaces remain for ReMe - Ocracoke– October 2014, and you can reserve your space by using the PayPal link on the left side of this page.
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In this week's edition of our Memories of May Blog Hop, one lucky winner will be awarded a Solid Copper Cuff Bracelet in the style of their choice. To register to win, please a comment on this post. Please share a glimpse of your biggest wildest dream with us, let us know why you'd most like to attend a ReMe Retreat, or just let us know that you're with us in spirit via via the internet. Words, sayings, and textures.  Hand stamped or etched.  The choices will be all yours when you win this week's blog hop prize!

For an additional chance to win, please share this post via Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, and comment again here to let us know where you've shared.

Due to my unavoidable delay in posting, this week's winner will be drawn at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 30th, and the winner will be announced right here on the ReMe Blog. Theresa's edition of Memories of May will go live at noon the same day, so please stay tuned as the fun continues! 

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  1. yesssss……..memories forever!!!!!! They will be in my heart always, always!!!!


    1. Me too, Debra! I absolutely loved your blog post too.

  2. #loved #thememories #homesick
    deb belica

  3. I am so looking forward to your awesome retreat.

  4. Still floating along with all my ReMe memories! Counting down to May 2015! #awesomesauce

  5. Congratulations to our lucky winner, Lynn!!! Lynn, please send me an email at, and let me know 1. The word or saying of your choice. and 2. Whether you'd prefer a shiny or an antiqued finish. If cuff bracelets aren't your favorite thing, please also feel free to request a bookmark or a pendant. Thank you so much for your comment, and I'm really looking forward to meeting you in October!!! :-)


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