Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Saturday, April 06, 2019
You can order a large or small poster or a canvas print. Enjoy. (use the link)
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
From: Diane Merkel
Panhandle Historic Preservation Alliance members and friends:
The Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood Foundation is sponsoring a Glamour Photo session to raise funds for the restoration of the historic Chautauqua Building. Tickets are only $9.95 and include a free 8” x 10” photo, makeup, hair styling, and more. The photo sessions will be on May 8 through May 11 at the DeFuniak Springs campus of Northwest Florida State College. Please call Voncille McLeod (850-892-7625) or Marie Hinson (850-830-9625) for reservations and information. What fun!
Panhandle Historic Preservation Alliance (PHPA)
Tallahassee – Reception and Lecture: “Spanish Culture Alive in Florida: The Impact of Spain’s Heritage Today” presented by the Consul General of Spain, Candido Creis Estrada, at Mission San Luis, 2100 W. Tennessee Street, 5:30-7:30 p.m. EDT – FREE -https://www.facebook.com/events/586222565120719/
Chipley – Rock the Falls Music Festival at Falling Waters State Park, 1130 State Park Road, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. – $5 per vehicle park entry fee - https://www.facebook.com/RocktheFallsMusic/
Pensacola – Pensacola Archaeological Society Annual Dinner at the Argo Athletic Club, University of West Florida Campus, 6:00 p.m. – Ticket Required - http://fpan.us/uploads/nwrc/2018-19%20PAS%20lecture%20series%20flyer.pdf
ON-GOING EVENTS & EXHIBITS:
Pensacola – The FPAN Public Archaeology Lab will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. through May 1. Volunteers are not required to commit to more than one day at a time.http://flpublicarchaeology.org/nwrc/volunteer.php
Pensacola – Jacksonian Guard Colors Ceremony in Plaza Ferdinand on Palafox Street the third Saturday of each month, 12:00-12:30 p.m.https://downtownpensacola.com/businesses/jacksonian-guard
UPCOMING EVENTS: If you want your events mentioned, send them to me! For more information about the events below, see the PHPA Calendar.
April 13 – Crestview – Strawberry Festival
April 16 – Navarre – Heritage Monitoring Scouts Meet-up
April 17 – Eastpoint – Lecture: “Pirates! The Last Scourge of the Gulf”
April 17 – Fort Walton Beach – Workshop: Interpretation of the National Heritage Area
April 20 – Pensacola – Lunch & Lecture: “Secrets of the Tale of the Christ: Ben-Hur, the Book and the Movie”
April 27 – St. Teresa – Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory Open House
April 27 – Santa Rosa Beach – Earth Day Festival
April 29 – Baker – PHPA Quarterly Meeting
April 30 – Crawfordville – Florida Panhandle Maritime National Heritage Area Meeting
May 4 – Century – Sawmill Day Festival and Car Show
May 4 – Crestview – Military Appreciation Day
Sunday, February 10, 2019
By Denise Fritz
Today makes 5 yrs from my Dad's passing....I know he's in with our Father.
THIS may get long and I'm not apologizing if it does, but I CHOOSE not to Grieve today, instead I choose to remember things I've learned from him. He taught me so much in this walk in life.
WORK Ethics from a young age, pumping gas,⛽ working at our store Frank & Allen's! Cleaning trailers in our trailer park, cutting pickets, building fences, piers,🔨 pallets and so much more. Learning to drive...a push mower, 🤣 finally a riding mower,🚜 then the truck (stick shift without power steering) only then, a car.🚗 I was fortunate that he provided a vehicle for me. When he told me he was buying a car, I thought wow, a new car! To my surprise I got a brand new... that is new to me, a '66 Catalina in '77. At first I hated it, 🤔 it took me on many rides to school, all my ball games & practices, college, and jobs. Soon there were many adventures in this car because you could fit
about 8 teenagers in it comfortably!😁 I think this was a time I truly realized his sense of humor!! Mike & Eddie can attest to this...in this car I once ran out of gas ⛽ which was
MISTAKE #1....When your dad owned 2 stations, one of which was within a mile of your home and the other within a mile of school😱!!
In teaching me this lesson in life, he thought it might be a good idea to ride the bus again for several days. This is when Mike & Eddie decided to help me out! While trying to put gas in the car it just wouldn't get to the motor due to the incline, a little gas ⛽ on
the carburetor might help.
Well old cars had fiberglass insulated hoods and a little fire🔥ensued promptly burning any of the rubber hoses and who knows what else except for Mr. German!!
MISTAKE #2, Again... don't run out of gas and the let your friend and boyfriend try to help you out! I think Eddie is still traumatized, but he never said a word to either of them. Following this incident my dad never raised his voice about the whole ordeal (which was sort of scary I thought) and I wake up with a cartoon taped to my door and at the very end it shows a guy tinkering on his car and everything in flames🔥!!
🤣HUMOR was a BIG Thing in my dad's life, this was just one in particular for me I guess, because by then I was the last kid at home. Most anyone that knew my dad had a funny story regarding his humor. One of his many good traits.
Deciding he needed a new vehicle, into the dealership he goes after working outside, in the heat of summer in his t-shirt, tattered blue jean shorts and probably no shoes. All the men thinking, he can't possibly buy what he was looking at, sending out a young lady fairly new to selling cars.....BIG mistake for them!!! BIG commission for the young lady!😃
DADDY was a GENEROUS man and sometimes to a fault, but he tried to trust people. After all a hand-shake is good as a contract as far as he was concerned. But I can't tell you how many people from school that worked in our backyard, whether it was sawing, hammering, or hauling in some form or fashion of a job. Or even living with us from time to time, family or not.
HE NEVER Met a STRANGER, something I know for sure I inherited from him. Some may think this isn't necessarily a good thing, but I've found in my life it truly has been. After Mike joining the Air Force, with our moving around, meeting new people, making new friends, working as a nurse, it sure came in handy! I could go on, and on, and on, and I have.
SICKNESS!! Unfortunately it happens and Daddy had a long time of it starting in ’91. We came close to losing him several times before it he finally passed on. We all want our parents alive, here with us, but we also don't want to see them suffering. Daddy was miserable not being able to get outside and just work, walk around, go, live untethered but breathing wasn't easy. He'd head out sit in the chair and watch as would delegate what and how to do what he no longer could. He did love to delegate and he did a lot!
I think for me, having been a nurse, I get it. I'm not saying it was easy for me to watch him deteriorate but I understood it. I stayed with him those last minutes before his passing.
IT'S not easy watching others perform CPR on your on your dad, but I did, I ty watched furiously, 3 times, as he fought a valiant battle of wanting to stay on this Earth just a little longer.
I'M thankful I was there,
I'M THANKFUL it took my mom a little longer to arrive, because she didn't want to have to say to the Dr....no more and let the love of her life go.💕
AS I reflect, I Learned so much from him. Trust, love, discipline (we won't go there😉), kindness, humility, generosity, humor, honor, and I could keep going but
THE MOST IMPORTANT thing though is LOVE!
The love of my dad, but more importantly the love of Our Heavenly Father.... for this I am eternally grateful to him and my mom!!!
Today I CHOOSE NOT to
Love you Dad!💕
Monday, January 28, 2019
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
The Save the Collards Foundation is proud to support a world of conflict free collards. Eat your collards in peace. Drink the "pot likker" - not the "kewlaide".
BUZZCREEK.com Chumuckla.com InCountry ME3tv (youtube channel) Jay Historical
MILITARY AND HISTORICAL DVDS and Amazon Streaming
AS advertised in the PX section of MILITARY (magazine -- see end of this post)
USS O'Callahan - a USN Veteran site for "green" sailors
USS Houston the LAST STAND ... in memory
........... more -- books
Save a Collard - Eat a Collard.
THE JCT197 Farm - 9019 Chumuckla Hwy (ACREAGE)
The Case for a Grocery in Chumuckla (Dollar General Committed)
WME3.NET a time tunnel to other things
Use it after every shave (on the blade).
/////////// THE STORE of DVD's Books
CHUMUCKLA dot com - a place on earth.
CHUMUCKLA NEWS .. recent news
FOUND A ROCK? CLICK HERE or HERE
a Facebook window to more than a little
JAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - where surprises appear regularly
Dr. Brian Rucker - History ... Patagonia Press
FB Page. (History that is local)
More Books and Resources - local
|J. Lee Campbell's favorite Bible Quote (1920-2003)|
PANHANDLE PIONEERS - Florida Panhandle people looking at roots
Voted BEST News Feed (John Platt)
You need to get on the list for daily updates.
LOOK OUT FOR FARM MACHINERY ON OUR ROADS !
JUDGING SHADOWS - a blog researching old unsolved murders in our very own backyard -- Florida Panhandle.
Dr. Brian Rucker - History ... Patagonia Press
FB Page. (History that is local)
More Books and Resources - local
Sharon Marsh - NW FLORIDA History Blog
IVO Duvall, "A Boy In Alaska"
A WW2 Vet and Alaska pioneer writer.
............... Ivo talks about the disaster of Convoy PQ17
TWO SITES I like for Wide Overview of News
First European to describe North America as he stumbled through Florida to Texas and California over a 9 year ordeal. He passed by Escambia Bay at one point. He and couple others were all that survived the ill-fated Narvaez expedition that started near Punta Gorda, FL. One of the most amazing tales ever told.
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served my family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found....Calvin TrillinCucumber should be well sliced, dressed with vinegar and pepper and then thrown out....Samuel JohnsonAmericans will eat garbage provided you sprinkle it liberally with ketchup....Henry JamesNouvelle cuisine, roughly translated, means: I can't believe I paid ninety-six dollars and I'm still hungry....Mike KalinMy doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people....Orsen Welles
Ad I place in MILITARY -- for Veterans
Sunday, November 04, 2018
THOMAS (TOMMY) J. NICHOLS
Editor for the Pea Ridge Post
Monday, October 22, 2018
Allie and Van Sims ..
They work very hard and get the job done. They have done enough of their own repairs and help with others to know what they are doing.
This recent work on a house and yard in Chumuckla was WELL WORTH what they charged.
Contact them via their facebook page for now ..... CHUMUCKLA ROCKS. (She paints themed rocks for people and groups to buy for fun and gifting.)
Allie and Van Riggs Sims FB Contact (messenger)
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
the chance to wave this flag whenever they so chose.
races coming together as one to make this country even better and truly create what our founding father's were speaking of when they wrote those words that "All men are created equal" We see a flag that has faced many trials and tribulations and has overcome each and every time always for the better, we see a flag that will forever fly high into the heavens for we are a nation under God, we may not be a perfect nation, we may have our disputes and issues but we are one that is always going to do what is mortally correct we were raised with American values, these values are not something we take lightly no, generation after generation all American parents instill these into their children to continue to pass onward, they are very simple.
that Red, White and Blue, we all get those very same goose bumps we all have the hair stand up right along with us on the back of our necks, why? It's all because of that idea that a few had so long ago that would blossom into this great, mighty land and because of the forever fight to keep that idea alive the sibling struggles we'd have thru the years all the growing pains of a nation and because of all the great people we have loved and lost that have fought for this land and that very flag along this journey.
Chris Horn: A new start, hard work and dedication.
Christian Perry: Honor most of all.
Jonathan Phillips: Freedom for all.
Robbie Coffield: Soldiers that fought for us and then would never come home.
Frank Trommlen: I see a country that has given my family so many opportunities and freedoms!
Kristin Bolton: I see and feel pride!
Chris Hilburn: Freedom and the blood of our soldiers.
Felicia Norris: I see people standing together as one.
Travis Cantrell: Pride, freedom and dedication.
Nick Carr: Home, sacrifice, dreams, freedom, and ‘MERICA!
Matt Mertins: Freedom, sacrifice, bravery, and simply said GREATNESS!
Cody Martin: Thankful I was born here and not someplace else!
Dylan Hesser: The only word, HOME!
Garry Swanson: The pain of the Boston massacre, Pearl Harbor,
the Twin Towers and more.
Friday, August 31, 2018
Matt's roll in raising funds to restore the Coon Hill Cemetery has been an example of community spirit and giving. An Annual 5K Run for the Cemetery raises funds to repair damage and maintain the historic place.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
IT becomes a superb base repository for news and events of the community. Essays (columns), photos, videos, obituaries and other interesting and informative local items are encouraged.
(I've grown a little slack on obituaries lately - its easy - just cut and paste a link to the funeral home or newspaper link or copy and paste the info).
IF YOU HAVE some interest in helping inform the CHUMUCKLA community and those who care about it, let email@example.com have your email to get you on the team.
Having ten or twenty contributors is NOT a problem.
Not many rules except to follow the usual social media courtesies. I try to keep this blog free of politics but basic ballot information is encouraged. There are a lot of social media sites that excel in political debate. Use those to extend those discussions.
Are you game? Send firstname.lastname@example.org your email so we can get you on the team.
IF you feel you can help improve the presence of the chumuckla.com website (which is a WSYWIG free site provided by Google for free) - let me know. A little time once every week or two or even every month or two can be a big help to the community. IF you are interested in it ... you can figure a lot of other people are too.
Friday, August 24, 2018
The Northwest of the state of a Florida is a rare mixture of outdoor beauty and excitement along with a rare history no other can boast. We are blessed to wake up each morning and have the option to decide to either go hop in a tube or canoe and hit the creeks of the Canoe Capital of Florida and just relax as we float by with our mind drifting ever so slowly away from any problems we may have. We could choose to take a trip to Santa Rosa Island and stroll along the world's whitest beaches and take a dive in that emerald, green, clear, and salty water of Pensacola Beach, or we could head on over to Navarre Beach and cast a line from the longest pier on the Gulf Coast and try to hook that oh so sweet wall hanger that you'll be telling your buddies for the rest of your life was even bigger than the mount gives it credit for.
We have some of the finest farm land around with some of the best family farmers running them in which allows us to shout to the world about how great our peanuts and cotton are. We are blessed with some amazing, truly astounding lakes and mighty rivers that some of the top fresh water activities take place upon all year round. Our forests and parks easily out do those of other cities and states, Blackwater River State Park will make you think of simpler times and if you listen closely you can still hear the men swinging axes as they cut down timber to float down to historic Milton Florida.
We have some crazy good history right below our very feet that we're blessed with, one can go to the first settlement of US Regions in Pensacola and stand right where those same Spanish explorers once stood with a face of shock and awe as they looked upon the beauty of what would become our home but at the time was home to our nation's first people the Muscogee Creeks.
How many others can say their homeland was at one time under the rule of five different flags? The first being that of those same Spanish explorers that came aground many a year ago looking to make a permanent settlement in the new world, the next would be the French followed by the British and when the war between the states erupted, it flew the flag of the Confederate States of America, then finally, and to this very day it shines under the flag of these United States of America.
We're blessed to say our home is the Cradle of Naval Aviation at Pensacola Naval Air Station along with other great bases nearby such as Corry Station and Whiting Field, where many years before us there were brave men and women doing everything they could to help conquer this new way of war. We are beyond blessed that we share our home with one of the most elite flying performers in this world, we call them our angels in blue, but to the world they're known as The Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team.
We're blessed that we can go pay respects to all the bravest of the brave men and women who have given their all in defense of our country at the Veterans Memorial Park and Wall South, not many others are as blessed as us with such an honor.
We can then easily head over to one of the breathtaking forts for a quick history fix, be it, Fort Barrancas, where at one time Confederate forces had occupied it or Fort Pickens where the great Apache Chief Geronimo was once held and then walk over to pay homage to our lands fallen at Fort Barrancas National Cemetery our version of Arlington.
We even can learn to dive at some of the best dive schools around and then head below those sweet emerald waters and pay a visit to the USS Oriskany, which became the biggest artificial reef to be purposely sunk in 2006, I mean, come on -- how awesome is that? Then as we come ashore we can check out the absolutely astounding Pensacola Lighthouse and bask in it's glory and its great history. We are blessed to have such cool things allowed to us to go take part in to pass the time such as just that our country's great American pastime baseball, for back in 2012 the Carolina Mudcats the double A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds organization would be brought here and would become our Pensacola Blue Wahoos and have an immaculate stadium built to play in at Admiral Fetterman Field.
We can walk tall and proud with a huge smile upon all of our faces knowing he chose us, it's all of our duties to help maintain, keep and share these wonderful blessings with all the world and continue to help our areas bright light shining for many a generation and all to forever see.
How blessed are we !