Born in 1934 on her family’s farm outside of Gainesville, she’s seen it all. She moved to Tallahassee when she was 18, and Jacksonville following college. In 1992 she and her husband retired to the remote fishing key of Ozello. But, she was quick to tell us, things are changing on her small island.
“It’s getting busier,” she said as she gestured towards the newest of three restaurants on the island. “Developers want to build a row of condos … and we don’t want that traffic. But we’ll make do, we always have. My generation is - some newscaster called us the greatest generation. Who was that, Walter Cronkite? We’ll make do. We always do.”
Ozello, Florida. December 20, 2017