Hot Off the Presses – Thoughts and Photos by UseppaGin – A new edition of the Useppa Chronicle will be in the mail this week, but a few Islanders got a sneak peek over the weekend. Happy Hour on Friday at the Tarpon Bar, a last sail for the season, lunch on the patio, new visitors and old friends – just some more reasons to be part of the Useppa community.
A Little of This, A Little of That – Words and Pictures by UseppaGin – A children’s Izaak Walton Fishing Tournament, Easter brunch at the Collier Inn, swimming in the pool, a Museum trip to the Everglades with people from the Everglades Foundation, an Osprey family, good-byes on the dock, and more, are pieces in the tapestry of Spring on Useppa.
Bunnies and Eggs on Useppa – Thoughts and Pictures by UseppaGin – A little toddler was playing in the Collier pool when the Easter Bunny walked by on its way for the Useppa Easter Egg Hunt. The tiny girl had never seen anything like the big white rabbit, and at first, she was a bit hesitant. But the Bunny stopped and gently reached out. Soon the two were friends and snuggled into each other in a hug. Easter on Useppa is like that. Bunches of kids chased each other looking for eggs. The smallest children found theirs on the croquet lawn. The older kids went further down the hill. The Bunny smiled for pictures with everyone. Something about being on an island brings out the best in all of us.
Easter Sunrise and Community – Pictures and thoughts by UseppaGin – Before the sun even rises, islanders find their way to the beach. Some sit in golf carts, some on folding chairs in front of the gazebo. In waning darkness, we wait. he gentle music of familiar hymns, hushed greetings, conversations, and welcoming hugs, mark the beginning of Easter on Useppa. We gather in the spirit of community. For thirty-eight years, as the sun rises,
grandparents, parents, children, neighbors, friends, and visitors have celebrated the gift of Useppa, the gifts we are in each other’s lives.