Christmas on the beach

To the editor:
Christmas day on the Lowdermilk Park Beach. It was one of those days the sun made the water sparkle, as the waves  make their way back and forth — low tide, high tide, with their special melody that can put one to sleep. Parking was difficult to find, however, one spot happened to allow us to stay. Beach itself was crowded. A nice clean concession building with bathroom was an inviting place due to the fact hot dogs were sold for three dollars.
One still looks for a bathing suit that fits from the neck down to the ankles. Here in Florida you see al kinds of bathing suits, doesn’t matter if one ha wrinkles or walks with a cane just to enjoy the sunshine and water. Nice to watch children build sand castles and jump the waves. Some finding sea shells to take home. Some place shells to their ears to hear the magical sound of the Gulf. Memories kick in with my grandchildren, teaching them to listen to the seashells. They would look at me in dismay, accepting this, because Grandma said so, so it must be true.
This was a special time, because my daughter and son-in-law joined us, and happy they purchased a home, two miles from us, and could ride her bike to see us.
The feeling of unseen feather sweeping over our faces from the warm breezes off the Gulf. The negative ions from the Gulf touching my soul that was starved just to sit and meditate and re-evaluate my life.
Wish my nurses and doctors and friends, could all pull up a beach chair and enjoy this event, especially on Christmas day. Perhaps we would sing Christmas carols.
Beautiful time, even managed to take white beach sand home in my shoes. Who cares?
May 2018 be happy, healthy and prosperous for you. Sending my love from Lowdermilk Park beach, Naples Florida on Christmas day.


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