A little bit of Guinea made its way across the York River on Saturday, as three natives shared what life was like growing up in the lower Gloucester County community during the final program in the Seaford Yacht Club’s Saturday Seadog Speakers Series.
In their presentation, titled “Guinea: Life in the Community and On the Water,” Gordon Williams, Betty Brown and Faye Deal shared some of the things that made Guinea special—a tight-knit community filled with fiercely loyal, kind-hearted and hard-working people, many of them linked to one another by either blood or marriage.
That proved true for Saturday’s three speakers: Williams and Brown are brother and sister and Deal is their cousin on her mother’s side.
They also spoke of the reputation—mostly undeserved—of Guinea as a dangerous place to visit, and of the unique accent that is one of the most notable characteristics of the residents of this waterfront community.
Brown said that she...
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