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Volume II, Number 2 Pensacola Beach, Florida May 24, 2006

HAPPY KIDS Fifth graders bid farewell to Pensacola Beach Elementary School last week, and most of them will move on to Gulf Breeze Middle
School this fall. Just being themselves are Front Row (L to R): Alexa McKnight, TJ Baughn, Taylor Baynes, Eric Post, Michael Neal, Matt Bayer lying
across. Soleil Sakry, Harley Taylor, Sage Baird, Chelsea Cahela, Emma Kinnear, and Savannah Green lying across. Middle Row (L to R): Matt
Schang, Alexandra O'Brien, Madison Murphy, Maylee Crockford, Jack Ettelson, Alex Niven, Kelsey Carver-Wireman, Cody Cowen, Nick Gomez.
Back Row (L to R): Fifth grade teacher Margie Pitts, Pearl Clarkin, Shyann Saunders, Chase Dupuis, PJ Dunne, Ariel Cantrell, Sydnee Kimbrough,
Jessica Koch, Marina Johnson, Kendall Hoover, Cody Haynes, Thomas Fitzgerald, Adam Foley, and Fifth grade teacher Tina Reichert. Fifth graders
who are not in photo: Slater Trout, Oceane Ziegler and Zayne Leslie. Story, Page 2.

PBES Fifth Grade Looks At The Past And Dreams Of The Future

School life will be different the Island Times sent the fifth veterinarians, NFL football stars,

for the fifth grade graduates of
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School as most of them head for
Gulf Breeze Middle School. The
view will be less exotic. There
will be lots of students, many
teachers, and several classrooms.
But the Beach School kids
are ready. They have already been
displaced for three semesters af-
ter storms, Ivan and Dennis, all
but destroyed their beloved
Just before their graduation,

graders a questionnaire to give
them a chance to talk about their
past at the Beach School and
their hopes and dreams for the
When asked what they liked
most about the Beach School,
their answers were equally di-
vided between "the great teach-
ers" and "the view."
Thinking ahead to their life-
time careers, the youngsters chose
high profile professional occupa-
tions; doctors, attorneys, scientists,

architects, and engineers.
Emma Kinnear and Pearl
Clarkin want to be actresses and
Savannah Green hopes to perform
onBroadway. Cody Cowenwould
like to be a paleontologist and
Slater Trout would be a lifeguard
in the summer and a ski patroller
in the winter. Nick Gomez would
look toward a job as a toy engi-
neer. Kelsey Wireman would be a
jeweler. Jessica Koch would like
to be a dolphin trainer at Discov-
ery Cove. Nobody considered

teaching as a career except
Margie Pitts, one of the fifth
grade teachers who wants to con-
tinue on at the Beach School.
And, finally, one student wants
to stay on the Beach. Adam Foley
would like to own the Surf
In answer to a question on
giving advice to next year's fifth
grade class, most responses sug-
gested that it's not a good idea to
make your teacher mad or talk
too much, but Alexa McKnight
offered advice that could very well

be good for the rest of their lives.
"Once you're in the fifth grade,
don't worry about what other
people think aboutyou, and always
do your best."
This year's fifth grade set a
record number with 32 students
who were divided into two classes,
taught by Margie Pitts and Tina
Reichert. After a trip to New Or-
leans, honors ceremonies, and pro-
motion to middle school this year's
fifth grade grads attended the
school at the Beach for the last
time on May 19.

Fort Pickens Road Ready for July Fourth

Dave Hemphill, the Santa
Rosa Island Authority engineer
told board members at their full
board meeting, Wednesday, May
10, that Ft. Pickens Road con-
struction would be complete by
July 4. This completion date for
construction does not include the
bike path. Hemphill also said the
maintenance buildings are al-
most complete, and that Pan-
handle Paving is trying to finish
repairs on the roads north and

south of Via de Luna by Memo-
rial Day.
Trailers located on lease-
holders' properties came before
the full board, and nineteen fami-
lies were given approval to keep
their trailers until September 16,
2006. These families are using
the trailers at their places of resi-
dence until the construction of
their homes is complete. The
Board authorized staff to grant
extensions to other trailer dwell-

ers who have valid proof the
trailer is the primary residence.
The SRIA will require other
families to remove trailers since
they only use them on weekends
or to oversee construction of their
homes. All trailers which are not
primary residences must be re-
moved by May 24.
"Blues on the Beach is ab-
solutely fantastic," Sandy
Johnston, executive director of
the Pensacola Beach Chamber of

Commerce told the Board.
"There was standing room only
for the first concert."
The Visitors Information
Center is averaging more than
100 visitors day to day, accord-
ing to Sandy.
The Board granted the
Clarion an extension to begin
rebuilding by May 10, 2007 with
completion by May 10, 2010.
Plans, however, must be submit-
ted to the SRIA by November 3,

Leaseholders Gain Momentum

The Pensacola Beach Resi-
dents and Leaseholders Associa-
tion is gaining momentum with
new members attending the
monthly business meeting. Tona
DeMers, president, announced at
their meeting May 9 that a letter
had been sent to all members to
get their ideas, concerns, and
thoughts about current and future
Beach projects.
"We are also formulating a
survey which will be sent to all
Beach leaseholders," Tona said.
"Completion of this process
should take four to six weeks."
Victoria Clarkin, secretary,
remarked that the time has come
to rebuild the community. "I think
this group is rebuilding now, too.
It's time to rebuild our website, and
newsletter," she said. "I think we
need to show that PBRLA is com-
ing together to help community
The PBRLAintends to go for-
ward in positive areas including
taking an active role in hurricane
preparedness and post hurricane
"We are not accorded the
same rights as the rest of the prop-
erty owners in the county in a post
storm situation," President Tona
DeMers said. "We need to be al-


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Board members of the Pensacola Beach Residents and Leaseholders have a little Saturday afternoon fun at
Flounder's Beach. (L to R) Victoria Clarkin, secretary; Gary Smith, treasurer; Tona DeMers, president; and Fran
Summerlin Histed, vice-president

lowed on the Island early to as-
sess our damage."
She said PBRLA needs to
play a more active part in helping
residents after a storm.
"News crews should not be
allowed on the Island before the
residents," she said.
Joe Barron, longtime Beach
resident, told the group he thought
they had a friend in Buck Lee,

Santa Rosa Island Authority gen-
eral manager. Buck Lee returned
residents to the Island within
three days after Hurricane Den-
David Valentin, candidate
for the District Four seat on the
Escambia County Commission,
was the guest speaker. He told
the group he was not a politician,
but a public servant. If elected,

he assured the members that he
would appoint a Beach resident to
the Board of the SRIA.
Membership inthe PBRLA is
open to all Beach residents and
leaseholders. Dues are $20 per
year. Call Tona DeMers at 932-
2190 for information. The next
meeting will be at the Pensacola
Beach Community Church on
Tuesday, June 13 at 6 p.m.

2006. The Clarion property is up
for sale, but no acceptable offer
has been received so far.
Good news was reported by
Nita Omley, Finance Department
manager, that March revenues
exceeded projections and the staff
has worked very hard to keep
expenditures down, thus allow-
ing SRIA operations to proceed.
Other good news came from Bob
West, safety director, who an-
nounced that lifeguard wages
will go up a dollar an hour due
to eliminating long term benefits
which the lifeguards did not use.
A resolution commending
the Krewe of Wrecks for their
commitment and perseverance in
obtaining funding to bring an
annual tradition, the Mardi Gras
parade, back to the island, was
presented. Sandy Johnston, ac-
cepted the resolution on behalf
of the Krewe of Wrecks who were
unable to attend the meeting.
The SRIA will meet next in
committees on June 7 at 5 p.m.
at the Authority office. The meet-
ings are open to the public.




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May 24, 2006 Island Times PAGE 3


Did Mother Nature decide to
give Pensacola Beach a break?
What a spectacular springtime!
Almost every day was picture
perfect for months. But now, June
1, is almost here, and we are once
again eye to eye with six months
ofyou-never-know-what's going
to happen. Many of us have just
about finished renovations from
Hurricanes Ivan and Dennis.
Some haven't even started. So,
Mom Nature, give us a break.
Skip us this year when you plan
your hurricane schedule.
Although none of us is fond
of hurricanes, we always seem to
talk about them. Who remembers
Frederick? Frederick struck the
Beach shortly after we moved
here in 1979. I can't remember
the category, but I do remember
the destruction. I also remember
that we, as a family, along with
Escambia County were ill pre-
pared. Everyone did evacuate,
and after finding refuge in a
Brewton motel for a few days, we
were told we could come back to
the Beach. So, hundreds of us,
sightseers included, headed to
Gulf Breeze where no traffic was
moving. We arrived in Gulf
Breeze at 8 a.m. and we finally
drove onto the Beach five hours
later. Our street was impassable,
so we parked on Maldonado and
trudged to our undamaged home
on sand swept Ariola Drive. Most
of the houses on the Gulf and
many across the street were de-
stroyed beyond repair.


But, we were lucky. We even
had not lost power. However, liv-
ing on the Beach then was not
that much fun. We could come
and go during the day, but we
were under martial law, with a
curfew at night. No agency was
providing water, ice or food. We
hadn't stockpiled any of these
items, so we just about wiped out
the Gulf Breeze grocery stores.
We have since learned that pro-
visions must be put in our hurri-
cane box, and that doesn't mean
just candles and matches.
My most vivid memory of
Frederick is the first Sunday
morning after we returned. We
put on our shorts and arrived at
the Beach Church that morning,
looking a bit bedraggled. Every-
body looked the same, tired and
My children and I, who were
more or less the alter guild, set
up the chairs, and pulled the so-
fas to face the altar. We prepared
the communion table, and waited
for the Reverend Thaine Ford to
come down the aisle. When he
reached the podium, Thaine an-
nounced that his sermon would
be about building a house upon
the sand. Not a good idea, ac-
cording to the Bible, but Thaine
said we who live on Pensacola
Beach consider it an act of faith.
As he proceeded through his
sermon, it began to rain. The
church roof was damaged so rain
began pouring into the building
on the south side. So Thaine

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moved the podium and contin-
ued to talk. The parishioners all
moved accordingly. And we kept
moving. Finally, we were all
huddled up against the fireplace.
Thaine finally declared the
service at an end. There was no
hand shaking. No "Go in Peace."
None of that. Just a bunch of us
scurrying away like little
drowned rats, hurrying to find
shelter at home.
After trudging along the wet
block though the sand to our
house, we discovered we had no
electricity and no phone. We did
have water, and we did have a
frozen chicken. Cooking that
chicken was going to require
some serious preparation. We had
a small barbecue and dry
matches. But where could we
find a dry spot for the barbecue?
We covered an area on the up-
stairs balcony with rain coats,
shower curtains, and old drop
cloths, and somehow, we were
able to get the coals burning in
the dry place on the deck below.
There, in driving rainstorm, us-
ing two bags of charcoal and lots
of foil, we cooked our Sunday
The post hurricane down-
pour went on for days. We had
no power for a week, and the
phones were out even longer.




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There was no sophisticated
county emergency team back
then, so our survival depended on
our own individual ingenuity.
My major concern in all that
bedlam, was to find a way to pub-
lish the fledgling Islander News-
paper on time. With the help of
my children and the printers in
Crestview, The Islander came out
on its scheduled publication date.
We returned from Crestview and
distributed the paper to the few


businesses that were open. This
was not a memorable edition,
but, at least, we didn't miss a
Dear Mother Nature, we on
Pensacola Beach do not need a
2006 hurricane to talk about. We
have enough vivid memories of
Frederick, Opal, Ivan, Dennis,
Rita and Katrina. Did I miss any-
body? You gave us a magical
spring. Could you please give us
a magical summer and fall?

Lanza Voted Lifeguard of the Month

Bob West, Santa Rosa Island
Authority Public Safety Director,
has announced that Nick Lanza
has been named Lifeguard of the
Month for March. Nick won first
place votes from his lifeguard
peers in a field of nine finalists.
"I am pleased to report that
Lifeguard Nick Lanza with a
score of 17 points out of a maxi-
mum of 39, is the Pensacola
Beach Lifeguard of the Month of
March 2006, recognized by his
peers and supervisors," Bob said.
Lifeguards who submitted
votes for Lanza commended him
for his multiple rescues, good
attitude, hard work and his ea-
gerness to do what ever the
agency requires.

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Steve Speirs, who always
seems to volunteer in all the right
places, is the assistant crossing
guard at Pensacola Beach Elemen-
tary School. Steve readily admits
that the crossing-guard-in-charge
is his dog, Paige.

Audrey Foster who was the
popular secretary at the Beach
School for many years, still likes
to hear news about her former stu-
dents. Audrey knew every kid,
every year by name. She's retired
and living in Gulf Breeze.

Mary Jo Tibbits celebrated
herbirthday onMay 12. Her ready
smile and energetic lifestyle would
have prevented anyone from
knowing she was one year older,
if she hadn't told everyone.

Beverly Hughes, attended her
first Krewe of Bananimals meet-
ing in May after undergoing sur-



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May 29th



Freddy Esposito, Island
Times surfing columnist, says he
has conquered plenty of frighten-
ing situations in his life, but noth-
ing was ever quite so intimidat-
ing as his water, rip tides and
weather speech to the second grade
at the Pensacola Beach Elemen-
tary School. The kids, eager to
learn about water conditions in
their own backyard, the Gulf of
Mexico, hammered Freddy with

Congratulations to Daniel
Green and Amber Wester, Stu-
dents of the Month at the
Pensacola Beach Elementary

Just a few short years ago,
Terri Jameson was picking out a
costume for her daughter, Jasmine,


to wear in the Mardi Gras Krewe
of Kids parade. Now, Jasmine is
picking out the courses she will
take at UWF this fall. She gradu-
ated from high school this week.

Sue Martini from New Or-
leans is staying with friends while
she recovers from recent back sur-
gery. She says the Beach is her

Sharon Simmons and Bob
Seitz, visited Pensacola Beach
once again after moving to Hot
Springs Village, Arkansas. If you
can't find them on the Beach or in
Arkansas, they will be at their va-
cation cabin in Helen, Georgia.

Fran Summerlin Histed is
back on the Beach after complet-
ing cardiac rehabilitation in Bir-
mingham. She is the vice-presi-
dent of the Beach Residents and
Leaseholders Association.

We salute all

the women and
men who have
fought so
valiantly for
the freedom
of this great

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School first opened, there was
no principal. However, there
was a teacher-in-charge. Can
you name her?" The answer is
Glenda Willets, who not only
taught at the school, but did all
the administrative work as
Here's a new trivia ques-
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Island Times

May 24, 2006

ness in the Via de Luna Shop-
ping Center burned down.
What was the name of the shop
that burned down?
The emailer with the cor-
rect answer gets an Island
Times t-shirt. The rules are the
Email your answer with
"Trivia" in the subject line to
islandtimes@ bellsouth.net be-
fore 5 p.m. May 31.
Be sure to include your
name and phone number.

May 24, 2006 Island Times PAGE 5



Go crabbing on the Gulf of Mexico, at Crabs, We Got 'Em -
Alaskan Snow, Maryland Soft Shell, Dungeness, Stone and King
Crabs are all on the extensive seafood menu. Sip and sit at the live
aquarium bar or at the upstairs, outdoor Gulfside deck. Oysters
and Wings are two bits on Monday through Thursdays. No reserva-
tions, come as you are.
At the traffic light -find the red roof and the twinkling lights on
Casino Beach and you're in Crab Heaven. Open everyday. 850-

A little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar with its
own private white sand beach. Pull up a rattan stool. Cold beer. Live
Music. Exotic Libations. Friendly locals. Lunch and Dinner every-
day. Cuban sandwiches. Black and Blue Burgers. Happy Hour 11-
7. Live Bands. Poker on Monday.
Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, it's directly
on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking. Open 7 days.

The Gulf Coast's Premier Entertainment Complex. Seven
rooms of fun all under one roof! Karaoke, Texas Hold 'Em, Team
Trivia, Pool, Video gamesand more. Live Entertainment Seven nights
a week with live music on four stages every Friday & Saturday night.
Serving lunch and dinner, too! It's where the Party People Party!
Located in Historic Downtown Pensacola at 130 East Gov-
ernment Street. Open Monday Saturday from 11 until 2:30 a.m.
and 5 p.m. until 2:30 on Sunday. Ring 434-6211 or visit

Step back in time and enjoy Flounder's antique collection. Step
into now and enjoy Flounder's top rated seafood. Indoor and out-
door dining. Even a beach playground forthe kids. Beach Bar'neath
the moon and stars Diesel Fuel in a commemorative mason jar.
Bilgewater Margaritas. Gift shop. Fred Flounder, founder.
Located at the traffic light on Pensacola Beach. Next to the
real shrimp boat. Open for lunch and dinner everyday. 850-932-

Ahoy, Matey. You've found a Pensacola Beach treasure. Pi-
rates welcome. Fresh Gulf seafood served in the galley or outside
on the awning covered deck. Glass front bar overlooks LaFitte Cove.
All kinds of oysters. Live lobster. Gumbo. Dinner specials nightly.
Sizeable sandwiches and burgers for Landlubbers. Take home a t-
Look forthe Jolly Rogers flying overthe west end of the Island
at 1010 Fort Pickens Road. We're here everyday at 11. 932-4139.

Score! Don't miss a point. See it all in high definition 11 big
screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, it's here. Famous
for Thursday Wing Night. Burgers. Seafood and Ribs. Kids menu
forthe JV players. Full bar. Indoor or outdoor seating. Video sports
Centrally located on Via de Luna, just east of the main parking
lot and the traffic light. Kick off at 11 a.m. seven days a week. 934-

Even a bragging Irishman can't do justice to McGuire'swhere
the atmosphere is an authentic turn-of-the-century pub. McGuire's
has been named one ofAmerica's great steakhouses, and is world
famous for its culinary artistry. Dollar bills on the walls, a moose to
kiss and employees who give a damn! Try an Irish Wake or Senate
Bean Soup.
Open at 11 a.m. everyday. Easy drive to 600 East Gregory
Street in Pensacola. 850-433-6789

A Pensacola Beach Tradition since 1977, the Shaker is the
home of the Original Bushwacker, a famous frozen concoction. Lis-
ten to live music most nights. Karaoke on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Party in the patio or at Bev's Tiki Bar. A Shaker t-shirt on Thursday
gets you half price drinks. Happy Hour everyday 11-7. Something
is always happening at the Shaker. Be there.
Located west of the traffic light, next to the Comfort Inn on
Pensacola Beach. Open everyday 11 a.m. until 3 a.m. 850-932-
2211 or visit www.sandshakerlounge.com

Cruising in the elegant ambiance of a forty-four foot Hatteras
motor yacht. The Cabernet gently lures her passengers from the
mundane into the romantic. Step aboard. Settle into the salon for
cocktails or enjoy the breezes from the back deck with your glass of
wine. Sunset cruises into Santa Rosa Sound. Day long excursions
or overnight packages. Reservations are a must.
Docked at the Beach Marina which is located at the Market on
the Island. Begin your adventure at 850-336-0990.

As easily as the sun slides into the Sound, so should you

Slide into Slumber.

It s time to slip into a haven of comfort, so you can truly relax.
Allow your mind and body to unwind. Wake up properly rested
in pure, personal luxury. Quality pillows, sheets, down duvets -
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I hope everyone had a
derful Mother's Day! I h
entire wonderful weekend(
ter visiting with my dau
and grandchildren, I atte
a get-together thrown b
Winstead for his lovely
Courtney. She is retiring
and hopes to become a 1
bum (there's a lot of pot
there). She knew they
having friends over, whl
didn't know was that Jir
arranged for their son, J
,who lives in New York,
there. It was an absol
priceless moment whei
saw her son!
And with that, we
there would be one less
at Paulette's on Sunday. V
enjoy a surprise visit fi
brand new Mom Sara :
along with Rob Harris anc
new son, Ash. He's grow
mendously since we say
last and he is so adorable
adopted him as my own.
now have three adorable
cious grandchildren.
We were also joined
Elaine Mitchell and her
tiful daughter, Andrea.
headed off to the movies
mother-daughter day.
Paulette's daug
Caroline arrived with bea
things for her mother.
along came Jeff Goude,
know Jeff is not a mothe
he is very handy ir
kitchen). It was a beautifi
in Paradise and the Blue
gels did a Mother's Day f
(Just for Paulette, of cour
gotta tell you that Pat
makes the best roast yov
put in your mouth! She
it's her grandmother's pan
her. Whatever, it is ama
Speaking of s
Caroline, her birthday wa!
20. Happy birthday. She a
takes such good care o
mother and me, no matte
nerdy we get. However
pleased to report that the (
decided to return home
days without incident. We
our new home on the Be
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yet. Drive by and take a look -
it's the little round brown house
on Largo.
I also received a message
from Christine (Bunkie)
Hewerdine on Saturday that
said she was on the way to see
her new granddaughter. No
details, yet.
I hope everyone will take
the time to really think about
Memorial Day this year and
what it means to each of us.
Remember, we would not be
here without them so think of
what each of these veterans
have done and suffered in or-
der to protect and serve our
country. Don't just say "thank
you" show them, better yet
cook this easy recipe and invite
a veteran to dinner or take din-
ner to them. They deserve it!
We are proud of our military
and this is the day to show it.
Please say a prayer for our
fallen heroes who are no longer
with us, but in a better place.
So, to all who served, Happy
Memorial Day and I hope you
have a wonderful weekend.
Okay.... let's cook.

Simmered Pork Chops

6 or 8 pork chops, bone in, or
2 tbsp. Vegetable oil
1 large onion, sliced
2 cans Golden Mushroom
soup, undiluted

(You will need a large skil-
let for this recipe.) Brown pork
chops in oil, drain and set
aside. Layer skillet with pork
chops and sliced onion, then
pour golden mushroom soup
over all. Bring to a mild boil,
then turn down heat and let
simmer until pork chops are
fork tender. (This will prob-
ably take an hour to 1-1/2
hours, so you have plenty of
time to cook something else or
just go away and leave it
alone.) Serve with rice, pasta,
potatoes, or a green vegetable
and bread.
Enjoy and I'll see you in
the kitchen.....

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her passing. She was 52 years
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"Melanie brought a smile to
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Melanie was a graduate of
Mercer University where she was
a member and one term president
of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She
had worked as a banker in At-
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Dallas before moving to
Pensacola Beach.
Melanie is survived by her
husband, her mother Marilyn
Jones Haas of Mt. Dora, two sis-
ters and two stepchildren.
A memorial service was held
for Melanie at the Gulf Breeze
United Methodist Church on
Tuesday, May 16, followed by a
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Bonnie McDonald, one of the
mermaids in the Mystic Krewe
of Nereids, provide the stage
lighting for the bands playing at
Tuesday night's Blues on the
Beach. Bonnie, co-owner of
Boogie, Inc., spends all the time
she can on the Beach, even if it
means she has to work.

The motor yacht Cabernet is
available for charter. Pandora de
Balthazar and her guests took the
Cabernet out to the Oriskany
sinking May 17. Not too roman-
tic, but lots of fun.

The Pensacola Beach Cham-
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Hours will be Tuesday, May 30,

Letters to

the Editor

Dear Shelley & Jane -
Just want to add my
Congreatulations on completing
a year with the Island Times. In
the ten years I've been here on
the Beach, we've gone full circle
- only now it's daughter and
mother. You're a welcome breath
of fresh air and your efforts at
keeping our beach community
intact and informed are much
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Pensacola Beach
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You can now ride the eleva-
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days, is operating again.

Now is the time for all good
Beach people to prepare for hur-
ricane season. The State of
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briefly. No sales tax will be col-
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hurricane preparedness items
like flashlights, batteries, coolers,
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Students Shine In Optimist Club Contest

Pensacola Beach Elemen-
tary School third grader Maddie
Mateer was the first place win-
ner in the Pensacola Beach Op-
timist Club sponsored Oratorical
Competition. Awards were made
at the finals, Tuesday, May 2.
During March Beach School
students in third through fifth
grades wrote and delivered
speeches on the topic, "My Fu-
ture is Bright Because" in pre-

The twelve finalists in the Orat
Contest enjoyed the reception at the a
ceremony. Finalists are: (L to R) 1
Baynes, lan Price, Molly O'Donovan
Post, Bailey Trizcinski, Savannah C
Slater Trout, Madison Murphy, P.J. D
Alexa McKnight, and Maddie Mateer.
liminary classroom competitions.
The event, chaired by Opti-
mist B.J. Davis, is a strictly regu-
lated contest, timed and judged
by PBOC members. Members lis-
tened to the students deliver en-
thusiastic talks on the topic,
which is chosen by Optimist In-
ternational each year.
"It was really difficult to
choose winners of the prelimi-
nary competition as all the kids
did such a fabulous job," said
Jane McGrath, new member to
PBOC, who helped judge the

event. "I'd do this ev-
ery year, if asked, as
it is such a terrific
event," she continued.
Participants were
judged on content,
poise, delivery and
timing. The field was
narrowed to 12 con- -
testants for the finals
which were held at St.
Ann's Catholic
Church's Fel-
lowship Hall
Tuesday, May Winne
2. The finalists R) fifth grad
were: Taylor fifth grader
third grade
Baynes, P.J. thirdgrade
S Dunne, Savannah Green,
Maddie Mateer, Alexa
McKnight, Stephanie
Moraes, Madison Murphy,
Molly O'Donovan, Ian
Price, Sara Post, Bailey
orical Triczinski and Slater
wards Trout.
Taylor "Sighting their posi-
, Sara tive feelings and confi-
unne, dence with their indi-
vidual personal assets
made the students feel
their futures were bright. The
youngsters spoke about their love
of this country, the support of
their parents, their athletic, mu-
sical, intellectual, or artistic tal-
ents and optimism that the years
ahead hold nothing but great
things," said Mary Claus, PBOC
First place was awarded to
third grader Maddie Mateer.
Fifth grade students Alexa
McKnight and Savannah Green
placed second and third respec-

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May 24, 2006 Island Times PAGE 9

Hurricane Frederick's Fury-A Child's Look Back to 1979

By Michelle Brooks
Some of my earliest memo-
ries of life on the Beach are about
a hurricane.
In September 1979, I was
four-years-old and just starting
Kindergarten at Pensacola Beach
Elementary School. I lived close
enough to the school to walk to
school in the mornings, but I rode
the bus to my babysitter's house
in the afternoon, along with a
boy named Jason Frederickson.
Jason was a year ahead of me
in school, so he looked out for
me in the afternoon, making
sure I got on the bus and got
off at the right stop. The first I
remember hearing of Hurricane
Frederick was when Mr.
Dorfler, the bus driver, joked
that Jason, who was a bit of a
troublemaker, must be related
to the big storm.
Before the hurricane hit,
my dad and I evacuated from
the Beach to North Hill in
Pensacola. Frederick was the
kind of storm where we knew
that getting off the Beach onto
higher ground would be
enough to keep us safe. In
Pensacola, we stayed in my

mom's apartment with a bunch
of parents' friends. We listened
to music and played games by
the light of hurricane lamps.
Then we went to sleep in sleep-
ing bags on the floor. It was
like a slumber party for adults,
and I was invited.
In the morning, we went
outside to see the damage. In
Pensacola, there wasn't much
to see. Some branches had been
blown down and a car damaged
by a chimney brick pulled loose
in the wind. Back on the Beach,
we discovered that our cinder
block house hadn't gotten off as
easily. We had a hold in our
roof and serious water damage.
For the next few weeks my dad
and I lived in motels on the
Beach and waited for the house
to be repaired. My dad made
sure I knew everything would
be okay, so I remembered those
weeks like a vacation. I don't
think I'd ever stayed in a motel
and I certainly had never got-
ten to eat out so much.
In those days, the school
was just one long portable
building with two grades in
each classroom. The storm had

done enough damage to shut
the school down for weeks, so
my friends and I got a break from
the serious business of going to
kindergarten. That didn't mean
we didn't go to school, of course.
With a foot of water in the
schoolyard, we found fun new
ways to play. We waded under the
jungle gym and caught tadpoles
in the puddles and watched the
water slowly dry up.
Finally, when the hole in my
roof was replaced and the school
was reopened, life picked up
where it had left off.
These memories probably
seems to sunny for a hurricane
story, but it's amazing what a kid
can see as an adventure if her
families and friends assure her
that things will be okay. I spent
the next seven years in that five
room school building, without a
second thought to the damage
done by the storm. In 1979, the
Beach was lucky, Hurricane
Frederick was not the same kind
of storm Ivan was. I was lucky. I
didn't lose anything that couldn't
be rebuilt. And the school was
lucky. No one questioned
whether it would reopen (or at

least, not while this four-year-old
was listening). Things are differ-
ent this time, and many people
will never be able to remember
Ivan as anything but the disaster
it was. However, with a new
school, there's a much greater
chance that another generation of
kids will spend enough happy
years going to school on the
Beach to remember Ivan as one
episode in the long line of chal-
lenges that this community has
overcome together.
Michelle Sullivan Brooks is a
graduate of Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School and Gulf Breeze
High School where she was the vale-
dictorian. She received her
Bachelor's and Master's degrees
from Harvard University, graduat-
ing with honors. She lives in Cam-
bridge, Mass., and is a venture capi-
talist. Her father is former Beach
resident, Michael Sullivan of

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Our Lady Calms the Spirit During Hurricane Season

St. Ann Catholic Church,
Gulf Breeze and Our Lady of
the Assumption, Pensacola
Beach will prepare for hurri-
cane season in the soul and
spirit at "Calming the Waters"
on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, at
Our Lady of theAssumption
Mission. This is a collaborative
effort of St. Ann Catholic
Church, Gulf Breeze with St.
Sylvester's in Navarre and Our
Lady of the Assumption Mis-
sion in Pensacola Beach.

"As members of our local
Interfaith Disaster Resources
team, we seem to be quite
aware of the necessity of pre-
paring our physical premises
for the upcoming hurricane
season. This special prayer ser-
vice is a great way to prepare
ourselves spiritually as well,"
said Msgr. Luke Hunt.
Families are invited to
bring an item from their homes
to be blessed, as a symbol of

faith in the Lord's ability to
calm our fears. Beginning at 2
p.m., the event will be a prayer
service format including music,
ecumenical prayer, blessing;
homemade cookies and punch;
children's activities; and a table
of community resources on hur-
ricane preparedness and re-
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PAGE 10 Island Times May 24, 2006

by E.K. Hewson

Last week I co-hosted the
monthly gathering of the Cherry
Point Officers' Spouses' Club.
The advertised reason for the
meeting was to elect our new
board of directors for the upcom-
ing fiscal year which for this OSC
runs June to May. And though we
are now mandated to be an OSC,
no spouse of the male persuasion
ever joins us. Too bad, their loss.
Marine officers' wives are
cut of a very similar cloth as the
Sisters of the Beach. They like
to eat, drink, socialize and take
care of their community and not
necessarily in that order. My co-
host and I knew that the OSC
elections were very important, so
we spent weeks planning this
event. We would talk about it
while out jogging; review our to
do lists over lunch at one of the
waterfront restaurants in Beau-
fort; and double check our
progress nightly while raiding
her husband's red wine stash and
eating salt and vinegar potato
chips. Needless to say, we had a
lot to do three days before the
actual event like confirm the
numbers with the dessert caterer,
find a jazz band, finalize the
menu, shop for the food, deco-
rate, make party favors and come
up with door prizes. Somehow
together we pulled it off.
She showed me how being a
colonel's wife with a great smile
has its privileges. Three phone
calls later we had an awesome
Marine jazz duo thanks to two
corporals who arrived with gui-
tar and electronic keyboard in
hand; patriotic themed banners
and a full blown state flag dis-
play. I showed her how growing
up on Pensacola Beach and learn-
ing from the best would make
this one meeting that would be
talked about years from now.
When all was said and done I had
transformed her waterfront back-
yard into a miniature Krewe of
Wrecks champagne breakfast but
with everything being red, white,
and blue; not purple, green and
I did my best to prepare a
menu of traditional Sisters of the
Beach food Judy L'Oignon's dill
and cucumber sandwiches, Kathi
Lewis' chicken salad, two differ-
ent types of quiche, and fresh
berries and cream. As my co-
host, placed the catered pastries
and coffee on a side table, I set
the dining tables. Red, white and
blue cloths with coordinating

napkins, one bottle of champagne
per place setting and a patriotic
party favor that was nothing
more than a Susan B. Anthony
dollar glued onto a ribbon that
said "I Voted." My co-hosts com-
ments went from "Are you sure?"
to "This looks great!"
Normally our morning
events begin at 9 and end some-
where around 10:30. At noon, the
jazz duo asked my co-host if she
could call their boss because they
were only scheduled to play for
an hour and a half. She did and
sent them back to their unit with
the entire dessert tray and the
advice to stop calling her ma'am.
Somehow the new board was
unanimously voted in and we all
raised our champagne glasses in

honor of the outgoing board.
Under their leadership we raised
thousands upon thousands of dol-
lars, all of which was used to fund
community outreach projects and
college scholarships for depen-
dents whose Marine sponsor is
stationed onboard MCAS Cherry
As my co-host and I untied
the last of the cloth napkins and
slugged case after case of empty
champagne bottles to her recycle
bins, she looked at me and said,
"I like your beach traditions. We
need to do this again next year."
Hmmm, I wonder if base
housing would approve a small
walking parade. Until next
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by Freddy Esposito

Dude... Where's my Car?

Okay, let's look at a grow-
ing issue on our beloved
Pensacola Beach. The one thing
we all deal with everyday, all of
us. We call it traffic!
Have you driven down the
hoods on the beach lately? It's
like playing pinball with your
life. There's cars, trucks, cranes,
tourists, and us locals just trying
to make it home.
Think about this. It's, let's
say, Blue Angel Weekend,
right.The road's all torn up,
there's Creative Parking Theory
in full effect, people from Min-
nesota are buried to the axles in
the soft sand and F-18 fighterjets
are storming the beach. One
thousand boats are in the Sound.
Sand is ten inches high on the
back roads. My God, it's like
Does anyone have a plan? I
mean with all these cars and all
these people...hmm?
If the goal is getting more

people on P-Beach, then
of more places to live a
places to park or drive shc
change it to more places
and less people? Whatev
You may see my poi
math is easy. It's called
mass and we have hit th
Here's a thought. If
purpose of a four lane ro
be able to handle more
(yeah, I said it...more
then where do these pe
when they actually sto
cars? Where? The Casino
parking lot, the side ro
front of your house?
Oh, and we've got
18 months left on the whi
lane thing, plus hurrica
son, the 4th of July and
Hmm...I wonder
make Valium patches? W
hand them out at the toll
with white hard hats. Yea
see that... Welcome to Pe,
Beach. Good Luck!

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By Madison Murphy
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Over and for fifth grad
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'ads, in fair projects, then went to the
beach for kite day on Tuesday,
at least May 16. We had a water fun day
ole four on May 18. That is what was hap-
ne sea- opening at PBES during the last
so on... weeks of school. Sorry to say, but
if they this will be the last addition of
Te could The School Bell Rings for this
bridge year.
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nsacola everyone at Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School.

Mardi Gras Never Ends for Bananimals

Mardi Gras may be over for
most krewes, but the Beach's
Krewe of Bananimals just keeps
rolling along. They held their
election of officers at their May
7 meeting at the Islander Lounge,
and Artie Davis was voted back
as president for another year.
Other officers elected are Rob
Jackson, vice-president; Linda
Terry, secretary and Mary Jo
Tibbits, treasurer.
Karen Cook Cowen, founder
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Bananimals for their help in her
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"When I pass the hat around
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leaving their homes in the middle
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Islander Lounge May 7. These fun loving souls will be in charge of the
bunch (L to R) Artie Davis, president; Mary Jo Tibbits, treasurer; Linda
Terry, secretary; and Rob Jackson, vice-president.

planning ahead. Their next meet-
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crown their King and Queen for
the upcoming Mardi Gras sea-

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No matter what type of hair
you have, there are things you
can do to keep it healthy, lus-
trous, looking its best. Here are
some tips for a healthy head of
Go nuts for coconuts! Like
everything else about beauty,
healthy hair begins with your
whole body. Start with your diet.
Include lots of green leafy veg-
etables and fruits. Dairy products
such as milk and fresh yogurt will
also help. Fresh coconut is also
considered excellent"hair food"
- sprinkle grated coconut over
salads, or fresh fruit.
Stop eating all those refined,
processed and canned foods. Shy
away from foods with artificial
preservatives and chemical addi-
Heat up your hair by cook-
ing with certain spices adds fla-
vor to your food and provides
nourishment for your hair.
Cumin, turmeric and black pep-
per are some "hair-friendly"
spices. Add a healthy pinch of
each to single-portion soups and
stews as they are cooking.
Stress can be seriously inju-
rious to long-term health and
color of hair. Try and manage
your time and tasks to minimize
time-related pressures. Things
like overbooking clients and
newspaper deadlines will make
your hair go limp.Relax, medi-
tate and go to the Beach. Sit still.
Balance to your mind.
Relaxing or uplifting music
can be therapeutic. Get adequate
sleep to help the natural process
of rejuvenation.
Stay away from harsh
chemical topical products that
can damage hair over time. Look
for gentle, natural cleansers and
conditioners, especially if you
wash your hair daily. Your salon
can help you choose shampoos
and conditioners that contain
nourishing botanicals.
Read labels carefully -
sometimes, products that say
"herbal" or "natural" are not and
they sneak in some interesting
A warm oil scalp massage

two or three times a week will
help stimulate and moisturize the
scalp. You can use good quality
coconut, almond or olive oil.
Apply some warm oil to your hair
and gently massage into your
scalp evenly with your fingertips.
Leave on overnight or wrap in a
sexy scarf and go to the Beach
for an hour, then get it out by
shampooing your hair. The scalp
massage helps you relax.
Never attack wet hair with a
brush, no matter how rushed for
time you are. Tangles in wet hair
are best removed with a wide-
toothed comb or pick. Use a
wooden comb if you can find one;
it doesn't generate static electric-
ity. Daily blow drying can dam-
age hair in the long-term, mak-
ing it brittle and causing split
ends. Try letting your hair dry
naturally, then brush into place.
To stimulate the scalp brush your
hair regularly. It will keep it look-
ing healthy and lustrous. Brush
each night in all directions in
turn left to right, right to left,
front to back and back to front.
Use smooth long strokes from
scalp to hairtips.
If you have a hair emergency
call the Hair Hotline at 932-4323.
We can help.




Thle one-year-old Sandsnaker
Lounge is hosting a really big cel-
ebration for its first year under new
ownership. The Memorial Day
weekend bash will begin at 6 p.m.,
Friday, May 26, with Mousie, fa-
mous New Orleans artist on hand
to draw caricatures. Shaker
Samples will be served at 10 p.m
To find out what the samples will
be, you must attend the event. The
Mighty Mudsharks will be on the

Snere wil oe giveaways ain
weekend, a birthday cake, live
music, and BBQ on the grill. The
Shaker will offer Spin the Wheel
prizes, a Sunday afternoon auction
and a limited editions First Birth-
day t-shirt.
"It's going to be one fabulous
weekend party," Beverly Boswell,
co-owner said.
Shaker Bar Queen Linda
Terry agreed even more. "Fabu-
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Wild West Characters Haunt Beach Poker Games

Check your six shooters at
the door, it's time to play poker.
In a game that has its roots on
riverboats and Wild Western sa-
loons, it is no surprise to see
names like Wild Bill Cody
Scarborough and Tex Atkinson at
the top of the list of Texas Hold
'Em 4 Fun players. When the
cards hit the felt at the Paradise
Bar and Grill, Monday, May 8
Wild Bill took out Tex in the
final hand.
Larry Richard returned to
the winners circle at Paradise
Monday, May 15 defeating
Talesha Minder in the final

ond and then, rode off the Beach
with all the loot. Nancy Lynch re-
covered from a short stack to win
in her first appearance on the
Beach. Jeff Lynch took the brunt
of the slaughter for second place.
Wednesday, May 17 Aaron
Gnann defeated Andy McKeown
in a terrific evening of poker at
The Islander.
Games start at 7 p.m. and
are open to the public.

Nancy and Jeff Lynch

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Games are dealt at the his-
toric Islander Lounge in down-
town Pensacola Beach on
Wednesday nights In May 10
action The Lynch Mob rode onto
the Beach and took first and sec-

National Park Service Superintendent Jerry Eubanks an-
nounced that Environmental Assessments (EAs) are being
drafted on the proposal to relocate and/or establish sand berms
along Fort Pickens Road and J. Earle Bowden Way on Pensacola
Beach and will be available to the public in late May. The EAs
will address planned improvements to both roads and will be
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What once helped our troops
defend our nation, now will lay
her stern at the bottom of the Gulf
of Mexico. With the help of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Com-
mission, the decommissioned
naval vessel will now provide the
fishing and diving communities
with an artificial reef fit for a
king. All the memories of the
soldiers who served on the
Mighty "0" now rest 22 miles
out to sea, intact and for every-
one to fish and dive upon (if you
have the appropriate gear and the
gas to get there).
You will need to head to
these coordinates: 30 degrees
02.6 minutes North and 87 de-
grees 00.4 minutes West. Com-
ing out of the Pass, head 130 de-
grees for 22 miles and begin
looking for some structure that
shows up on your fish finder. It
will be hard to miss the 800 plus
feet of the Mighty "O". Only
time will tell what species of fish
will call this home. Either check
the Pensacola fishing forum or
call the local dive shops such as
The Scuba Shack to ask what is
being seen at this dive site.
If the gas bill alone is mak-
ing your sea legs get weak, then
staying inshore and targeting the
Speckled Trout or tasty Redfish
is for you. Live bait or artificial
lures have proven to catch some
big fish in recent weeks. Check-
ing the tides, the moon phases,
and any change in the baromet-
ric pressure will help in the hook-
ing of whatever species you are
Snapper and the occasional
Grouper are still being caught in
the Bay, but knowing where to
go is like trying to find that
needle in a haystack. Trying to
find someone to take you to their
spot or to talk about where they
caught their last one is even
The water temperature is ris-
ing and Mahi-Mahi or "dolphin"
are bound to start showing up off-
shore where there is any kind of
structure on top of the water such
as grass lines. I've even heard
them being sighted near a float-
ing garbage can.

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Ready for

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t p The Fishin' Chix will be
holding its first ever "Pink Rub-
ber Boots" Ladies Fishing Rodeo
on Saturday, June 3 from 6:00
a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Flounder's
June grass or what is known ( hol dc i House on Pensacola
as seaweed to us common folk is Beach. Proceeds from the rodeo
in the Gulf of Mexico right now will benefit the Children's De-
and Pompano fishing is better off apartment at Covenant Hospice.
a pier where you can sight fish for Fishin' Chix is on a mission
them. You may want to use a jig, to inspire and fashionably attire
gold spoon, or tip it with shrimp adventuresome "reel" women.
if that is your choice. The fishing rodeo entry fee
Remember, you never know is $200 and includes fishing
when that Cobia will show up, so onboard a captained fishing boat.
keep an extra rod with a Cobiajig However, individuals may use
ready in your arsenal. Being pre- their own private boat. Prizes
pared will help you catch more fish will be awarded for first, second,
in the long run. and third place. A Captain's
Finding time to get on the Meeting Wine & Dine will be
water is where most seem to stray. held on Thursday, June 1 from
Make sure all those honey-do's are 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Atlas
done the night before, so you can Oyster House in Pensacola.
get an early start the next day. For more information on the
Fish early and often and keep "Pink Rubber Boots" Ladies
those fishing or boating stories Fishing Rodeo, call Claudia
coming by submitting them to Espenscheid at 501-2632 or
PeteDRJr@tYahoo.com. fishlips fishinchix.com.

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Bob West SRIA Public Safety
Manager, left, welcomes Dr. Erich
Ritter, an internationally
renowned shark expert to the
Beach Saturday, May 13 at the
Authority Office. Ritter gave a
two-hour continuing education
seminar about shark behavior to
the Pensacola Beach lifeguards,
emergency medical personnel
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Jean Grabowski and Tom
Luke are Hurricane Ivan victims,
but what began as an escape from
a swirling storm turned into a
whirlwind romance. Hurricane
Ivan left Pensacola Beach resi-
dent Jean Grabowski temporarily
homeless, so her sister, Rosemary
LaPorta took her in. Kind Rose-
mary also had given shelter to
Tom Luke whose condo and boat
were lost to Hurricane Ivan. Tom
and Jean were not strangers hav-
ing met at Pensacola Beach Yacht
Club and at local 5K runs.
Romance blew ashore with
the storm and as Tom loves to
say, "Thanks, Ivan, because
we've been together ever since."
Tom and Jean traveled to
Chicago to see Jean's family and
celebrate her brother's birthday.
"Tom asked my brother, Rocco,
for my hand in marriage and pro-
posed to me right in front of my
whole family," said Jean. "It si-
lenced my large Italian family.
You could have heard a pin drop
while they waited for my an-
The answer was "yes" and
the couple will marry on
Pensacola Beach in June 2007.

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I found out this weekend that
Ralph and I have a new best
friend. She is sleek, sporty, trim,
and fast. Her name is "riding
lawn mower." Now you may
think this is odd, but when you
hear this story you'll agree.
We own some property that
has an acre and a half on it that
is cleared. We decided to mow it
because the wildflowers were
about three feet high. And
wouldn't you know it we got
into fight over who would get to
mow first. I won because Ralph
had to do other things.
An hour later, I had only
mowed half of the lawn, and I
must say the thrill was gone. I
didn't let Ralph know that
though. I pulled a "Tom Sawyer

painting the fence trick" on him.
"Oh this is great. Just go
slow because there are stumps
and rocks," (Tee hee tee hee) I
smiled and walked off.
I watched him as he eagerly
got on board, "riding lawn
mower." He started out slow, then
picked up speed and was cruis-
ing until he hit a stump. That
slowed him down for awhile,
then he picked up momentum. I
honestly think he enjoyed it,
numb butt and all.
We never really appreciated
our girlfriend, "riding lawn
mower" because in the past we
only had a ten to fifteen minute
job for her at home. But trust me,
after this experience, we praise

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CLASSIFIEDADS are $5 for 20 words. Additional words are 10 cents each. Send
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Real Estate

Gulf Breeze Waterfront
5 bedrooms 3.5 baths, 3,894
sq ft $1,200,000 Call Jeremy
Johnson 377-3145, Island
Realty of Pensacola Beach

Just Steps from the Gulf.
1682 Calle Bonita. 3 BR/2.5
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view of Gulf from patio and
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Lots on Pensacola Beach

1581 Bulevar Menor,
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Don't take home wet ,sandy
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Wash, dry, fold services. Come
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Please, leave only your foot-
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For Sale

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