Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Revenge of the Killer Turtles

Snook Haven, Florida

In 1938, the acclaimed, “Revenge of the Killer Turtles” starring Johnny Weismuller as Tarzan was filmed at Snook Haven. Some of the turtles and monkeys escaped during filming taking up residence along the banks of the Myakka River.

Snook Haven is about 19 miles south of here on the banks of the Myakka River. On Thursdays a platoon of 27 banjo players entertain from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. It is the home of the Gulf Coast Banjo Society.

In 1954 Elvis began his career at Snook Haven. He makes Snook Haven his second home and still plays here seasonally to a packed house. In fact he is appearing there from 6 to 9 this Friday evening.

My old laptop appeared to die for the 4th time this morning. It's been a good old dog, but I had to put it down. I bought a new Dell with 4GB of memory and a 350 GB hard drive. Of course the aircard didn't fit in the new machine so I had to buy another as well as a new copy of Quicken.

The laptop came with a Microsoft Works copy of a spreadsheet and a word processor, so I'll just kiss Excel and Word goodbye...

1 comment:

  1. You are just as well kissing Word & Excel good bye. Just upgraded to MSO 2007 and it is so different, it's like learning a new software all over again. You will love your new dell.

    Love your blog!