To the editor:
Every so often I feel the need to say "thank you" to people who, on a daily basis, are there for me. Some of those listed below are special, although I feel extremely grateful and love all the people and things about this most unique and magical small Island that we residents call home.
Pine Island Home Care and the staff involved just rescued me from the dire and stifling heat by working non-stop on removing my old AC, which had breathed its last breath during 90+ temp days, and installing a new AC system in my home. Dan, Jason and staff at Winn-Dixie are always on hand to provide help to the various community functions here and they treat everyone like family. (Aren't we lucky to be known everywhere by first name?) Island Grill with Ron Kim, Andy and Joe are there to fix whatever you want, even if it isn't on the menu. Red's Seafood Restaurant, the best seafood; Eric and crew at Lazy Flamingo; Little Lily's, Robin and Chris, always a treat; Island (D&G) Hardware, Chris and the girls greeting us with "anything I can help you with" attitude. The Beacon employees, all our local friendly banks, the wonderful friends at my church; Whitehouse Plantation Feed Store, something for everything; Pine Island Animal Clinic; Dr. Lou Mauney and staff; Just so many more than I can name.
For all the above, and many more I can't name due to lack of space, thank you for making my life on Pine Island so special in my later years. I believe it is a known fact, to outsiders, that all Pine Islanders are "s little bit different" -and yes, we are - caring and concerned - what a wonderful space we have to enjoy.
Last, but surely not least, The Pine Island Eagle, Meghan and Charlene the Messengers you're the best!
St. James City