By Sassy Cabot from the Read ’Em and Eat Mysteries by TerrieFarley Moran
It is hard to believe but in Fort Myers Beach the new school year has already begun and the crowd of family vacationers has thinned out considerably. Here in the Read ’Em and Eat café and bookstore, Bridgy and I are busy getting ready for the Autumn vacationers (the beach in late September through November is a glorious place to be) by refurbishing the kitchen and restocking the bookshelves. Miguel is trying out some new recipes, while Bridgy and I squabble over who get to be the #1 taste tester.
I was re-organizing the book shelves when I remembered that Pastor John had brought in a couple of ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies- uncorrected proofs bound in book form without the pretty cover) of some adventure books that a snowbird parishioner had given him at the end of season. Pastor thought I might want to read them. I looked in my book cabinet and there was the plastic Walgreen’s bag holding a memoir about canoeing, a how-to on water skiing and a pictorial of famous kayaking waterways. I thought the books would be great for browsing as I sat on the patio in the evening, so I took them out to my jeep and tossed them on the passenger seat.
Walking back to the café I remembered all the fun that Bridgy and I have had on the water since we moved here from Brooklyn. I slipped a grateful glance at the Gulf of Mexico and got back to work.
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