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Jaunt to Jekyll

Newsflash: Even if it is cloudy, you can get one heck of a sunburn.

During our weekend jaunt to Jekyll, Miriam thought she was taking advantage of an overcast Saturday afternoon and napped in a lounge chair for a few hours.

When she woke up, she was seeing red.


Everywhere that fabric wasn't covering had a ruby tint. It's like I'm married to a lobster - a very, sensitive lobster.

And the house I always thought was too cold is downright freezing this week.

I guess it proves what I've known for a while: I've got a very hot wife.

In the "it's a small world" file, I went to Jekyll and kept running into Thomson folks.

First up, my Mirror cohort Kristopher Wells and his wife went down last Friday to celebrate his birthday and we spent Saturday fishing for sharks on the beach.

Kristopher later ran into Ben Huff at dinner Saturday night.

Also Saturday evening, I ran into McDuffie native Jamie Whitaker on the ghost tour of Millionaires' Village. She's working in convention sales around the Golden Isles and was taking the tour so she could tell clients about it.

Please allow me to do my part on that front: The ghost tour is absolutely worth the $10 it costs. You get to hear neat stories about the homes and haunts of the islands along with a night tour of one of the historic cottages. It certainly adds a new dimension to the lure of Jekyll.

(Oh yeah, one more thing about Jekyll, if you ever get a chance to hit the brunch at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, do it. You can't imagine the amount of food they serve you, and it is all very, very good. And, remember, I know food.)

If your phone rings in the next few weeks, be sure to answer it: It could be one of the best things to happen to a few local organizations.

The McDuffie Mirror is again embarking on our annual subscription drive that raises money for several local groups.

Most of you know how it works: you sign up for a year of The Mirror, we donate $5 to one of four groups you designate. This year, the groups are the Thomson High School Athletic Booster Club, the Thomson High School Bulldog Brigade, the Briarwood Academy Athletic Booster Club and The Old Frontier Camp. (And for the record, if you have subscribed at some other point in the year, drop by the office and renew early. We don't mind a bit.)

I'm proud of the amount of money this drive has raised during the past few years and know how much each dollar means to the various organizations we've helped.

Let's make this year's drive the best ever: there are some very deserving groups on the list.

Web posted on Thursday, July 14, 2005


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