Useppa Father’s Day Weekend – Thoughts and Pictures by UseppaGin – Old and new Useppa families gathered on the island to celebrate Father’s Day. One group has been part of Useppa for three generations. One bought a home last spring. Another sold their house but continue the tradition of Father’s Day lunch on the Collier Patio. Each of those fathers and every other island father was wearing that Useppa smile – one of gratitude and happiness. Whether teaching a little one to swim, catch a fish, ride a golf cart, run a boat … Useppa Father’s Day rituals continue.
Island Serenity and Fun – Thoughts and Pictures by UseppaGin – Mid-June is a quiet time of year on Useppa between holidays and before summer hurricane worries. Faces have peacefulness behind smiles. Children play in the pool without having to share it with too many grownups. Happy Hours are like family gatherings. Members visiting and year-round Islanders spend time together watching a sunset, lunching on the Collier Patio. It’s the soft period on Useppa. Quiet rhythms shape a day.
Useppa Celebrates Memorial Day – Thoughts and Pictures by UseppaGin – Old and new Useppa Members gathered on the island to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend. A band played Sunday at the pool. Breakfast, lunch and dinners were served in the Tarpon Bar, on the Collier Inn Patio and in the Collier Dining Room adding to the festivities. Families and friends honored High School graduates with picnics, parties, fishing, and trips to Cayo Costa’s beach. In the background, flags reminded everyone the solemn reason for the holiday. Behind smiles there was also reverence for all those who gave their lives for our country.