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It's a Miracle

Sooooo sophisticated...at least I thought it was back in high school.  I'm sure my formal date was impressed. It's a miracle!!  There is cooler weather coming in the next couple of days! It may sound like a small thing, but I wasn't ready for spring or summer when our winter ended 7 months ago.  I love it cool and love it even better when it's cold.  Yes I know, I live in the panhandle of Florida, but that is a discussion for another time.  But for now, I am excited to put on a fleece, long pants, and  and my boots....

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Tuck in your Shirt!

Ribbon cutting ceremony of my bank branch back in the day....Circa 1995 Back in high school, my assistant headmaster, and one of the finest men I have ever known, had a commanding presence and a HUGE voice that demanded anyone's attention.  So if I were walking across campus with my shirt untucked, I would always hear," LAMB! TUCK IN THAT SHIRT!!".  Where my reply was always a wimpy and intimidated, "Yes sir, yes sir, Mr. Webster …".  I know he was smiling and reveled in shaping my young and simple mind.But he taught me a fundamental lesson, Look Like You Are...

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The Religion of College Football

The Religion of College Football Tailgating with the professionals in The Grove at Ole Miss Here we are at the beginning of another religious revival in the South. I'm not talking about the white tent set up on the frontage road just off the four-lane highway. No, I'm referring to another one of those arbitrary seasons we all love; I'm talking about college football season!  It's that time of the year when you wish the weather would turn cool and friends come together after a long hot summer, only to wonder if their team will make a respectable showing this...

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Hurricane Dorian

Pete's Pub - Harbor Island I would be lying if I said I wasn’t relieved that Hurricane Dorian decided to stay off the east coast of Florida instead of coming right up through the Gulf this time around.  Hurricane Micheal left its mark on the Forgotten Coast and panhandle of Florida just about everywhere you look last October. If it's not a house blown out along the coast, it’s the iconic pine tree snapped in two half way up the trunk that is left as a reminder of the power of Mother Nature.  Parts of Panama City and Mexico Beach are still total disasters...

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The Art of the Chainsaw

They say we have four seasons a year: winter, spring, summer and fall. I beg to differ.  There are many more seasons in a year: football season, snapper season, duck season, brim bedding season…hopefully you get where I'm going with this.  But down here in Florida we are in the middle of the most infamous season of all, Hurricane Season.  It's a way of life for us along the Gulf Coast and is just one of the pleasures of living in this beautiful part of the lower 48.  When one comes thru they make a colossal mess laying down the hollow water oak and...

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