*I apologize in advance for the silliness of this post, but a girl's gotta do, what a girl's gotta do.
In case you aren't aware, this is a puka shell necklace.
Apparently at one time or another Elvis wore a puka shell necklace.And even Kenny Chesney has been spotted sporting the puka.
Rumor has it that years ago, maybe thirteen or fourteen years ago to be exact, two teenage boys were photographed wearing the puka while vacationing at Folly Beach. These two teenage boys are now grown men, both married and one with a young daughter, and they are not as fond of the puka as they once apparently were. It's not to say that the puka isn't cool or hip or in style, after all Kenny Chesney and Elvis clearly enjoy/ed wearing it, it's just that these two boys now prefer other types of accessories. (Please do not be offended if you too enjoy wearing the puka.) Rumor also has it that the photo of the boys wearing the puka happens to still be circulating. In an effort to incriminate others, these same two boys, now grown men, purchased a puka shell necklace while vacationing at Folly this year and attempted to take haunting photos of others wearing it. At the beginning of their week it proved to be quite difficult.
However, by the end of the week most, big and small, were more than wiling to wear the puka and while wearing it proudly proclaimed, "Power of the Puka". And it did indeed have powers because that week at Folly proved to be one of the most relaxing and refreshing weeks in the history of Folly Beach vacations.
Some sported the puka more than others. Again, not naming any names.
Two mysteries remain. One, where is this notorious photo of the two teenage boys? And two, who exactly has the puka from this year?