"I played a small part in getting the shrimp festival started and putting us on the map"

Oct 30, 2018

Mary Beth Hayes, Joy Robinson and Lillian Bemis
Credit StoryCorps

Sisters Lillian, Joy and Mary have always loved their hometown of Gulf Shores, Ala. 

They reflect on their childhood on the Gulf at StoryCorps – growing up as the daughters of a fisherman and fond memories of their grandparents. The eldest sister, Lillian, shares how she married a shrimper and helped start the popular Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival, an event that has become a big tradition and has helped increase tourism in the town over the years...

Edited by Corey Carpenter