Back in the USA!

I had a great time at the Commodore’s Ball.  Katy, our oldest daughter, asked if it was Prom for old people.  We told her yes but better!  Steve had business the weekend after the ball that didn’t require my presence.  I decided to head home for a while.  We fly into Sanford, Florida and drive […]

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Having a Ball!

Just hours before the ball was to begin (while everyone was getting showered and dressed) the power went off.  It also began to rain.  Luckily–the power was restored and the rain did not last.  The decorating committee met at 5:00 to make any last minute changes if necessary.  The guests began to arrive at 5:45 […]

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Martini Glass Ice Sculpture

(2/22/18) It was fascinating watching the chef at Abaco Beach Resort put together the martini glass ice sculpture.  The sculpture was to be the center piece of the round bar in the middle of the room separating cocktail hour from the dinner hour.   The whole time I was watching this event, I kept thinking that […]

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Final Prep for the Ball

(2/20/18) Just a few days to go before the ball.  The fans for the booth came in and it was time to assemble.  I hadn’t thought out how to attach the fans to the plastic table-cloth.  Pins or staples could easily rip the plastic and tape might not stay.   I made a frame of poster […]

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Props for the Photo Booth

Photo Booths are popular at weddings and parties.   Willing participants and good props make the booth a success.  I made a quick trip back to Georgia and had the opportunity to look for props that would be small enough to fit into a suitcase and large enough to show up in photos.  I also wanted […]

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Photo Booth Fun

My dear friend Susan on Copeing asked me to man the photo booth.  She had a basic plan but needed me to decorate the booth and come up with props.  I was happy to explore this opportunity.  On February 5, we started with a basic 10 foot backdrop support system stand.  These can be purchased […]


Preparing for the Commodore’s Ball

(2/19/18) A commodore is a naval officer of high rank, the senior captain of a  shipping line or the president of a yacht club.  In our case the president of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club (RMHYC).  Some would say that the highlight of the RMHYC cruising season is the commodore’s ball.  I was asked to […]

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Farewell Songwriters

(2/18/18) Songwriters in Paradise performed at the Abaco Inn on Sunday afternoon.  The Abaco Inn sits up on a hill with views of the Sea of Abaco and the Atlantic Ocean.  The Inn has both bungalow and villa units available for a delightfully restful vacation.    The singers were under an outdoor pavilion overlooking the […]


Tahiti Beach

Hope Town is on the northern end of Elbow Cay.  There are many other great places to explore on Elbow Cay.  We like Tahiti Beach on the southern tip of Elbow.  The beach is secluded.  It is a great place to collect shells, starfish and sand dollars at low tide when the sand bar seems […]


A basketball rivalry in Hope Town

The Songwriters in Paradise (SIP)  concert series is not all about the music.  They have some other interests and skills.   The SIP brochure advertised a one-on-one basketball rematch between the local defending champion Devero Smith, the Firefly Sunset Resort bartender versus the singer/songwriter Texas legend, Django Walker.  Devero recently injured, could not play in a one […]

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