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Complete with a Cat 5 Labor Day Hurricane Storyline
The granddaughter of a Latin Teacher, my mom retired after twenty four years of teaching English, Reading and Applied Communications to Seniors in the Sandusky County School District. She was a slave to her students and their academic instruction.
Retirement didn’t last long. She set sail for an island south of Miami and Labor Day Weekend 2020 marks the ideal time to focus on her new Florida Keys “employment”.
To Work with Mommy
She’s conducting educational tours to visitors from around the world on Pigeon Key, an island rich in development, tropical and hurricane history. Most notably the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. One could spend years studying the strength and devastation of this storm. The Director of the island asked her to share her enthusiasm for the island and years of classroom instruction and to be the spokeswoman for the schooling. She agreed, but “not for free.” Nice work mom! We taught her well. She named the price on her paycheck.
I went to work with her and captured a slideshow earlier this year.
A brief background. This remote island, now only accessible via ferry provided he backdrop for many family getsaways, gatherings, bonfires, and overnight stays.
And check this out: My mom and me for this year’s 2020 photo op against the old railroad bridge destroyed by the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.
We didn’t plan this. The same pier with an altered pose of the 2012 Save the Bridge Calendar Shoot that landed me on the pages as Miss May.
Oh to Labor! Jason fired me so the work is justified. My mom got a kick of the autograph signing at Castaway Waterfront Restaurant and Sushi Bar. If you have the time, this three day weekend; delve into the history of Pigeon Key, the Overseas Railroad (affectionately known as Flagler’s Folly) and the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. I’d write more but I have to run to work. I leave you with some photos of my nephew playing in the beach house there in my Tusa Serene Mask and Tusa Hyper-Dry Snorkel from Divers Direct. Do not head to this island without gear to view what is in the ocean.
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