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Posted by:Mar 1st 2008, 08:38:51 am
kristiI remember there being liquid in the wine glasses...it burned down because the people cleaning the yard burned the bush near the house (for the clean up) and it was dry out. The sparks from the bush fire caught the roof and the rest is history. I remember this because we ran out of school to chase after the fire truck. That house was built by someone (I don't know his name) for his wife and when he brought his wife to show her the house she apparently didn't like the house and they left the island right away. Of course I could have the wrong story all together.
Posted by:Feb 28th 2008, 12:16:19 pm
ColinKimberly,

I am SO glad to hear I am not the only person who witnessed the ghostly table settings at the Haunted House! I think half my family never believed me and the other just figured... well. Never mind...
BTW, I am willing to confess that I liberated the ocean chart from the house, a momento I still cherish!
I remember walking hrough the house, agog at the silverware and the dusty plates. Does anyone know what REALLY happened that fateful night?
Posted by:Feb 27th 2008, 12:08:30 pm
KimberlySunrise bonefishing with Bonefish Joe in the North Eleuthera flats;
2:00a pork chop sandwiches at Berlin's;
Cracked conch at JJ's shack;
August Monday school picnics on the beach complete with illegal gallons of sky juice;
The haunted house at Harbour Island Marina before it burned down, complete with dusty formal table settings for 12 and issues of Vogue magazine from the 1950s;
The Matthei's unfinished castle in the Narrows;
Miz Sybil's bread fresh from the backyard kiln;
Princess Deveaux's bush medicine magic potions; and
11 weeks without electricity in 1979.
Posted by:Feb 27th 2008, 09:35:25 am
kristi...and the breathtaking view of Harbour Island upon arrival at the top of the hill on North Eleuthera
Posted by:Feb 26th 2008, 08:20:56 pm
MSHillsTally Fishing off the back of Man Island
Mamon Roberts' bread (RIP - I loved Mamon)
Listening to the Percentie Brothers play - back in the day for sure.
Sleeping on the dock because I drank a "Flaming Doctor Pepper from Hell" made at Valentines. And previous to the nap on the dock, feeling like the back of my head was gone suddenly in the middle of dancing at George's! - All due to the Flaming Doctor Pepper.
Sunday Morning serious lecture at the Episcopal Church. But all of it made wonderful listening to the choir - Sheryl and Neville and Pauline and the rest - AWESOME!
Crying every single time we left the island.


Posted by:Feb 25th 2008, 03:32:23 am
kristiyes and the:
hog plums
coco plums
scalla (spelling?) plums
guineps
goosie berries
dillies
sugar apples
jamaican sugar apples
mamies
and...flying the airplane with my dad and he getting as close to the beach as possible and then buzzing the coral sands hotel. what a sensation that was!!
Posted by:Feb 24th 2008, 10:17:34 pm
brilandgirl59Hi Kristi, Karol and Kim,
I will always remember Mrs. Naomi's homemade bread.
The homemade ice cream :)
Summer picnics on the beach.
The plums
The fun summer holiday celebrations (Independe Day, August Monday, the platting of the maypole)
Flying with Mr King from Miami back to my home (Briland)
Those sweet black juicy seagrapes
Posted by:Feb 22nd 2008, 09:08:20 pm
MSHills**finding precious sea glass off the ocean side of man island
**Having Herman pole you around looking for bonefish anywhere anytime
**Ditto and as great or more awesome if its Stanley or Joe
**running with your dog very very early in the morning on the beach and having little Jack Russell (from Sip Sip) face off against your very large Yellow Lab!
**Watching the children making their way (oh so slowly) to school. - a sight you could see anywhere in the world.
**Watching the beautiful little babies anytime on the island.
** Sneaking a bloody mary at the Harbour Lounge while waiting for your honey to come back from a fishing booking.
** Loving every single minute of life on the island.

Posted by:Feb 22nd 2008, 03:58:57 pm
MSHills5 times but who's counting
Posted by:Feb 22nd 2008, 07:58:12 am
smittyKristi, Dahling, you've mentioned the ice cream 3 times.Are you ok dumplin'?
Posted by:Feb 22nd 2008, 05:17:26 am
kristii forgot to mention the icecream (where is my head)
Posted by:Feb 22nd 2008, 05:15:15 am
kristibuying fruit from Mr. Willy when he would go around with the wheel barel full of fruit
getting snow cones near the vichum
buying sliced salty sausage in foil paper and with hot sauce on top
adopting a dog from Rose
leaving school during class time because you heard the fire truck siren (and new that the house would burn down because there was never any water in the fire truck to begin with)
waiting for the homemade candies to be hard enough to eat
ordering a homemade rainbow cake from Miss Sarah (r.i.p.)
playing bat and ball in the yard with the kids after school using a broom stick and a tennis ball
Posted by:Feb 21st 2008, 03:46:11 pm
Towarrunning with the bike wheel rim through all the streets with Junior Johnson (when we both could run),
Carriage rides with Saunders,
fresh bread,
my first alcoholic beverage (run & coke) made by Socks-(I didn't keep it long),
beach parties,
very few cars and trucks,
listening to the Percenties at Pink Sands,
lemon candies at Miss Mae's,
Ma Ruby's drinks and the music at Vic Hums,
watching Vip dance,
shooting pool at Vic Hums and Willys,
Hamburgers and choc shakes at Angelas (when she had ice cream),
Sarah and Berlene and James Roberts (special people in my life)
diving with Rose and Bob,
wishing I could live 12 months each year on Briland
Posted by:Feb 18th 2008, 04:04:51 am
kristiTo be honest MSHills, I think everything swells when you get to the island (tummy, #% et al). How can one resist all of the great things to eat (ok ok ok and drink !!)
Posted by:Feb 17th 2008, 08:10:49 pm
MSHillsIce cream isn't so good for you - BUT - if it's made by Sheril then your HEART will swell with happiness instead of your ^!!#!
Posted by:Feb 17th 2008, 04:53:26 pm
KimberlyYeah, but you didn't really specify whether you were craving sheril johnson's fruit cocktail ice cream at the st. john's christmas bazaar or thomas higgs' coconut ice cream for the catholic church bazaar. So we got confused.
Posted by:Feb 17th 2008, 01:07:56 pm
kristiDid I mention the icecream???
Posted by:Feb 14th 2008, 09:48:58 am
KarolBlue Rooster
Guineps (Kimberly, I thought you get that one!)
cracked conch
bahamian ribs
Funk Gang
Brilanders
Goombays
The first view of the island when in taxi on the hill on Eleuthera (ahhhhh)
gin and coconut water
dillys
guava jam
bahamian cake from Johnsons
Posted by:Feb 13th 2008, 05:31:02 pm
MSHillsSnorkling almost anywhere!
Easter Sunday all over the Island - palm sunday too!
Finding Jimmy Buffett lying in a hammock!
CONCH SALAD!
Regatta - not for the feint of heart!
Posted by:Feb 13th 2008, 05:27:37 am
kristiHave I mentionned the homemade icecream on saturdays?????

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