and another start to another week.A busy week which has left little time for stopping and thinking but that is how it gets some times, and no matter how busy it gets, there is always time to have fun. It never ceases to amaze me how much goes on in this tiny town of ours, it really never sleeps and is always buzzing and I love it! There are something’s which really stick out that Iwould like to tell you about. We had another trip to The Lake Worth Museum, a friend had her 96 year old mothers staying with her and she wanted to see some things from WW2. She loved it and again I was amazed at how wonderful that place is, I cannot stress enough about going to visit on a Wednesday or Friday, you will not be disappointed. It was funny because Lennie, the 96 year old wore us out, she wanted to see everything and we all eventually opted to sit down and relax while she continued her tour, I guess that must be her secret to being 96, keep going!
On Thursday I did some volunteering in a local elementary school, I am passionate about education and love to be involved. There is a good atmosphere within the schools with children for the most part being well behaved and on task, wonderful to see as education is the key to a successful future. I love the garden that North Grade School has created, I have been watching it grow from a bare piece of land to what can now be termed as a garden. There are plants and flowers, herbs, bushes….it is worth a visit and I believe the PBSO are helping with project which is brilliant.
Following the theme of education on Friday I visited my favourite senior gentleman….Clifford Otis Taylor, a very famous ex principal who worked in many schools in West Pam Beach and when he eventually retired they named a school after him, The Clifford Otis School, can you imagine that! His wife was also a teacher of music…together they have taught thousands of children and shaped minds and futures. He showed me wonderful pictures drawn by E Backus, an artist who had influence on the workof the Highwayman. He had collections of all manner of items, quite amazing as they had been collected over a long period of time, lovely to see. He spoke solovingly of his career and how the children he taught have been successful and keep in touch. Amazingly, he built his own house when he first moved here all those years ago and spoke of how there were so few houses that you could see for miles. A lovely afternoon was spent in the company of Clifford and Dorothy who went out of their way to make its feel very welcome. I am looking forward to next week when we go to see the school that was named after him, watch this space!
On Friday evening it was great downtown, it was the last Evening on the Avenue for a couple of months and it really went out with a bang. There was Scrabble, there was coffee, there were people from all over Lake Worth, there were stalls selling an enormous selection of items, all wonderful, all very different. At the end of the evening on the Plaza, we walked to Hoffmans for ice cream, passing the wonderful puppet man who entertains the public every Friday night. He walks from his house with barrow full of his puppets, not an easy task but a labour of love.
Trader Jo’s opened in West Palm Beach, I was impressed with their range of goods but it was BUSY and CROWDED, maybe after a few weeks when it all settles down, it may be easier to shop there. Then Sunday, we had the most fun afternoon in Downtown West Palm. It was Motown at the amphitheatre and it was AMAZING, from 2:30 -7:30, we clapped, sang, danced, laughed and generally took advantage of the wonderful weather and once again a free and very well attended concert, what a wonderful facility, where else would you be able to do this…..?
So, until next week enjoy it all………..