August 19, 2004 |
This crescent of sand bathed by the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico is one of Florida's mythic destinations, a magnet for bird-watchers, seashell gatherers and the sun-starved. On Wednesday, islanders who fled as a hurricane approached were allowed back for the first time, and many came with their hearts in their throats. At her home on South Yachtsman Drive, Mary Wolf rushed indoors to see whether the wooden canoe handcrafted by her late husband was intact. It was.
December 1, 2002 |
Sanibel Island, Fla. -- Seen on the beach here: Florida fighting conchs, sand dollars, tapering lightning whelks, calico scallops, spiky murexes, kitten's paws, all abundant and free for the taking, assuming the little critters these shells once housed have moved on. Shells may be hard to find on other beaches, but they wash ashore in piles on Sanibel and Captiva, two slender barrier islands connected by a bridge off the west coast of Florida....
March 17, 1985 |
Is this the little girl I carried? Is this the little boy at play? I don't remember growing older, When did they? "Sunrise, Sunset," From "Fiddler on the Roof" 1964 Alley Music Corp. and Trio Music Co. Inc. All rights administered by Hudson Bay Music All young parents always find it difficult to believe, but take it from those of us with grown families: Time passes far, far too quickly.
May 2, 1993 |
When my husband's grandfather first visited Sanibel Island in the late 1940s, he arrived by ferry, over three miles of shallow, blue-green waters, from near Ft. Myers on the mainland. There were only two places to stay on the island, guest houses where the accommodations were simple and rustic. Meals were served at set times, and there was a choice of one or two entrees, usually a local fish.