1983 saw Hurricane Alicia blow through in August. We went through the eye up on the Gulf Freeway, where I lived then. She beat up our little Island a bit while she was in the neighborhood. Odds are thats why there was no August Islander. Neighbor Eva Thatch was the President of the Club that year and Theda Darling got Yard of the Month. The best part was an article by the original Duck Lady, Doris Stafford. Her place used to sit on North Shore, between Pine and Oak. She wanted to thank the Tug Boat Captain who pulled his boat up the bayou so the City could use his onboard generator to power the city. How cool is that?! And to celebrate their new flagpole Watergate hoisted a whopper. It measured 20' by 30'. I just called and that is still the measurements they use today. With an extra 2' on the fly so they can trim it up if need be. So there ya have it.
Looks like all those rumors of not being able to build in the Flounder Pond have been false. It's getting a lot of fill in it this morning. Too bad. The biggest flounder I have ever seen up close came out of there. Greg Christeson cooked it for dinner that night. So if you can fill in tidal waters on the Gulf Coast I guess Jarboe bayou could be next?