Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Afternoon and Evening

 Today a number of people left that seem like year round residents. It is mostly people from further north where Winter sets in early and Spring comes late. So what is the hurry to go home? One of these today was Al Miller from Geauga County Ohio. Al is on crutches as he had Polio when he was two years old. Since his father passed away he lives alone and takes care of himself. Anyway this circle of men are here to see him off.
 
 Freeman and Sarah Byler also from Geauga County left today. Their leaving was a bit more emotional as Freeman has been battling cancer for years and it is sapping his strength. His wife Sarah is legally blind. But her hearing is sharp.

 Roman & Fannie (Sommers) Schlabach with Freeman.

 Two men on mobility scooters.

 Al can't take steps so the he travels with the handicap bus.
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 Tonight was the Shuffleboard Tournament at the park. Tonight was the first time this winter I got close enough to get a few pictures taken.

 Bob Bender

 They play seriously.

Tim Miller down on his knee making a straight shoot.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

My Day

 The Pioneer bus came in with four passengers. Tomorrow this bus will be loaded to the gill, going back north. It is that time of the year, Spring Break has ended as far as Pinecraft is concerned, except for the Easter Holidays. At least this week few passengers come south. Many go north.

 Jake Lapp was power washing his rental bikes to store for the summer and so I asked if he would wash my bike too? Of course he did. 

 Tonight there were no shuffleboard games, so about everybody was out on golf carts or bikes.

 Mr Squirrel and the Crow had a squabble. The crow left after being chased by the squirrel.

 More people sitting and walking...

The day ended with this sunset.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Full Bus Load

 This afternoon another full bus load went north. Pinecraft is empty compared to a month ago, but yet whenever the Pioneer bus goes north, it goes with a full load. Must be people crawl out of the woodwork whenever it is time to go back north. Here is Joe Weaver coming with a load of their things to take home. People who stay all winter normally have more to take back and forth.

 Ready and waiting until time to board the bus.

 This season the buses have prearranged seating. The list of who sits where is taped on the bus, both inside and outside. 

 Back in the early 1970's I had a suitcase like this bright blue one. I used it for years until the hinges wore out.

It looks like the bus has its own cleaning equipment. Each head hangs while the handle slides into a pvc pipe. Here is the mop, broom, brush and a window scraper.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

An Evening Out

 Tonight while at the park visiting these two groups of girls came up to look. Whenever this happens I get out my camera to point and shoot. One of two things happen, either they walk away or converse. These two walked away.

 Sisters, the oldest one answered every question we asked her.

 After leaving the park I biked down Kruppa Street, just to see what is happening with the house where Katie Fisher rented this winter. In the empty lot next to the old house I saw this perfect image representing Pinecraft. According to this billboard, some people work, while others sit...

 The old house where the windows are broken out and the air conditioner is gone. It is in the process of being torn down in order to build a new house.

The sign on the side door. I don't know which A.Y. but probably the one who is demolishing the house.

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Family Circle

 I don't know if these are all biological family, but nevertheless they are family. This warms my heart and brings back memories when we were little children and also later when my siblings were young parents. 

 It takes three girls to take a look at the baby.

And the baby is just fine.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wednesday Post

 The Elite Bus made its last run for this season north today. At the end of every season I have mixed feelings. I will miss the people and the activities and yet I am ready for some quiet time. It happens every year. It will continue to happen every year. It is a part of Pinecraft life for those who live here year round.

 The Pioneer Trails also left this afternoon with 47 passengers.

 Every Wednesday evening there is a Shuffleboard Tournament at the park. These women are all seated to watch the games. 

 while the older ones are at the Shuffleboard, the younger ones are playing basketball...

 or Volleyball and kicking up sand.

Elizabeth is settling down to watch the younger ones at their games.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lock and Key Food


Today I tried out a new eating place called "Lock and Key" in Englewood, less than an hour's drive south of Sarasota. 

 Like normal the meals are to much for me, but I know I can always take the left overs home and enjoy them for another meal or two. I had a sample plate of Skin, Ribs and Wings. It was good eating.
 
 We had gone to visit Julie Hertz, who lived in Pinecraft for nine years before her move to Englewood. 

The Restaurant and Pub is close to the beach.