Archive for July, 2009

Cowboy – Public Servant Extraordinaire

Our letter carrier Eric aka Rick aka Cowboy has been handling our route for many, many years now. I thought that – with the personal service that we get – he only delivered to our house. But here he is, delivering to another house on Seventh Street. Oh well; he makes us all feel like […]

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Turn of the Century Trolley Ticket Office

This little shotgun house at the corner of Sixth and Ash was the ticket office for the trolley that ran all over town and out to the beach at the turn of the century. In fact, the trolley ran right in front of our house all the way up Seventh Street. If you’re wandering around […]

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Family Love

Can’t ya just feel it? Linda, bottom left, was the organizer of her family’s (female members) mystery weekend, and we were the lucky winners of her selection. No one knew where they were going until the day before they got on the plane to come here. Cool idea, huh? And you can tell that Linda, […]

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Shopping Shelter from the Storm

We got some much-needed rain this afternoon in the form of a fast moving shower, typical for this time of year but absent of late. In fact these folks pretty much counted on it zipping by and took shelter under the awning of Shoe Visions, a Fernandina staple on Centre Street. If they turn round […]

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Indigo Alley is OPEN

Congratulations to Mike and Sherry Garbarini for getting their new venture, Indigo Alley open. This quiet little beer and wine bar will be offering a respite from the heat, the shopping, the touring and the daily grind. The prices look pretty good too. Good luck, guys. And thanks for investing (more) into the community. Fairbanks […]

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Smoothies and Dip

Seemed to be the booths of choice at the Fernandina farmers market today. Actual lines were forming. Not to worry. In a move not unlike Disney, our farmers market powers-that-be have arranged for entertainment so that nobody notices the lines. Thank you Hickory Wind. Fairbanks House

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Islanders. Love ‘Em.

The ever-changing work of poetry and art that is the window of Last Flight Out, continues to amuse and be noticed. Owner, Harry Krix, took to island life like a dog to a bone from the moment that he arrived and has embraced it ever since. And we’re all the luckier for it. Cool stuff […]

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Keeping an Eye Out for Lilliputians

We seem to have mushroom colonies everywhere these days. Note to guests: if breakfast is late, check outside to see if I’ve been tied down with string somewhere in the vicinity of our garden path. The culprits will be hiding under the mushrooms. Fairbanks House

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National Ice Cream Day!

I know that I’ve already put up a post for today but I couldn’t let this globally significant event go by without a mention. I’m all ready to honor it; how ’bout you? Hmmmmm… left to right? Or right to left? Eeny meeny miney mo. Fairbanks House

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Ya Ya Sisterhood

These ladies from the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs stayed with us for the last three nights to hold their summer meeting and they were twice the fun of the Ya Ya Sisterhood. And the men in the house this weekend didn’t seem to mind at all. I noticed that their wives were clutching them […]

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