Pet-Parents to PurrCede the Cat, And Loving Retirement in Sunny Myrtle Beach
by Melissa LaScaleia
Introduce me to your family.
It’s my wife, Rosemarie, and myself and our 12-year-old cat, PurrCede. We call her Cede; Rosemarie got the name from a Mercedes she once drove.
Where are all the places you came from? Where do you live now?
I am a retired Army combat veteran (I served 24 years), so I’ve traveled all over the world. Rosemarie and I met when I was stationed in Pennsylvania. We moved to Myrtle Beach in 2017, and lived on Howard Avenue. We just recently purchased a home in Withers Preserve. Rosemarie works part time.
Why did you choose Myrtle Beach?
I wanted to move somewhere of my choosing…someplace warm and sunny once I retired. We got tired of the cold weather, and I had vacationed in North Myrtle Beach many times for family vacations.
Do you have a favorite place in Myrtle Beach?
King Street Grille. We enjoy relaxing and watching sports, and have met several very nice people. In addition, the Market Common area has everything we need.
What’s your favorite thing about living in Myrtle Beach?
The weather and being so close to the beach.
How has your lifestyle changed since moving here? How long have you been here?
I am still getting used to being able to get up in the morning when I want to, which is by 6:30-7 am. We’ve been here a little over a year and a half.
Do you find people friendlier or more at ease?
Yes, absolutely. People here are much friendlier.
Can you share one quirky fact with us about your family?
Both of us come from very large, loving families and we miss them but don’t miss them…
What are your favorite things to do here?
Eating out and enjoying the weather. Being at the beach and finding somewhere to listen to music.
Is there anything that you miss or would like to see in Myrtle Beach?
We would love a deli, and pet boarding place in the Market Common area.