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Yes, we do have crabs and there are thousands of them but thankfully they are NOT in the house!

What is it about these funny little creatures that make them so much fun to watch and chase? It’s a rare time that we can catch them and hopefully you won’t mind a little scratching in the palm of your hand when you do!

It seems like every generation that has stayed here has been fascinated by the crabs that live down in the grasses in little holes in the sand. Some are so very tiny  – less than a half inch across. And then there are the nice big ones perfect for a good meal! But the ones that we love are the one inch size that skitter and scatter when you come too close. They seem to be constantly busy following each other east and west all over the sand. Surely there aren’t that many little things to eat for so many! Do you think they recognize their own children?

We had deviled crab for supper last night. No, I didn’t catch and clean them, although we used to do that years ago. I found these down at the end of the street at the fish market. We also bought wonderful fresh shrimp that the children loved once they understood that this is what they looked like BEFORE boiling or frying. The kids even graduated from ketchup to cocktail sauce! Definitely a growing up summer!

If it’s summer where you are – hoping you’re enjoying the fruits of a garden – corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and more. And if you’re near the ocean, maybe you’re boiling up a lobster or shrimp or a mess of crabs for your supper. Top it off with key lime pie and you’ve got a feast fit for a king! Mmmm mmm mmm.

Happy mouthwatering memories,


Background paper and frames cut from paper: Rugged Outdoors

Embellishments: Classic Summer and Cheerful Tropical DA

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11 Responses to Blog: We have CRABS!

  1. mindys7 says:

    LOVE this!!! Could this be a near future BP? LOVE the shelves, I’m with Linda, how did you round the corners on the shelves and make them look so dimensional! LOVE how you framed the Title with the same “boards” as the shelves!
    P. S. Such CUTE kiddos!!11

  2. Sandy says:

    I was in Savannah over the weekend and saw a lot of these little crabs while waiting for our dolphin cruise. They were a lot of fun to watch.

  3. Jan says:

    Want me some Gause’s!

  4. Linda Johnson says:

    Anne, How did you create the shelf your pictures are on? Did you use the 3D filter? Love your page and story. I got to spend a week in Galveston on the Texas coast but we didn’t see many crabs on the beach. We grilled shrimp and crab and ate at Guido’s on the Seawall.

  5. Tameka says:

    Love your stories Anne.

  6. shirley shingara says:

    Love the story AND the page! I could have watched those little critters all afternoon as well–both the crabs and the grands!

  7. annette says:

    I love the curly-headed cutie with the “nukie” in his mouth <3

  8. Alison Woof says:

    Your journaling is so entertaining Anne! Love your page and the story you have recorded for future generations.

  9. Janice says:

    I just love seeing photos of your little grandies – they are so so so gorgeous! Fabulous story to go with the photos too!

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