To the editor:
During the summertime on Pine Island there seems to be both time and space to slow down and really appreciate this island. You can make a left hand turn in Matlacha! You can slow down along Stringfellow and get a look at the magnificent panoramic cloud formations! You can find a parking place in the shade at many local stores and restaurants! It is truly wonderful.
In St. James City, we are fortunate to have several eateries that remain open during the summer, in spite of the slowed season. But recently, we have lost an SJC classic eating place, Hobo's. Formerly known as the Borderline and then Jackie's, Hobo's has offered those ever-so-special breakfasts by chef Jackie with delicacies ranging from fresh mango pancakes to Jackie's famous garbage breakfast - a compilation of many ingredients from the kitchen, a plateful of magic. Jackie's coworkers, as they wait on customers, have been always at the ready with a cup of coffee and a friendly demeanor. Good food, good local company and a cozy atmosphere have made Hobo's a great place to go for breakfast, a classic SJC spot.
This letter stands as our tribute to a place that has hung in there through thick and thin, offering St. James City residents a friendly place to meet. We will miss Hobo's and Jackie's cooking here in SJC. We were lucky all those years.
Lynn Sarda and Sal Anastasio
St. James City