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The Fisherman …

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The Fisherman 1 _ 8x10 _ RTP _ SFW

I just called this one ” The Fisherman ” for lack of anything else.  I ran across it the other day and thought that it looked somewhat interesting, especially the sky.  It looks like it could have been made over in Gulf Breeze along the Sound or maybe even the Bay.  One thing that stood out to me was how clean the beach looks … now a days you can not go too far in any direction without running across beer cans, plastic bottles and anything else that people throw in the water or leave on the beach after a picnic.  I have a good number of images worked up that I plan on putting up in the next few days, so please check back.  I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving, we did.  Thanks again for looking … Frank

Bokas Pharmacy in Gulf Breeze …Update

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Bokas Jordan 5_SFW_FHP_23 June 11

I do not remember this pharmacy as Bokas Pharmacy, I remembered it as Bokas-Jordan Pharmacy.  It was also located in a different part of Gulf Breeze than where this one was located.  Maybe someone like Billy Tarbuck who was raised in Gulf Breeze will see this post and can fill us in on some of the details.  This photo was made sometime in the 1950’s, I believe, but I am not sure of the date at all … for all I know it could have been in the early 1960’s.  Thanks for looking .. Frank

UPDATE:  Mrs. Rose Geeker Thames contacted me and said that this photo was taken in April of 1956.  The Bokas Pharmacy above was located in the Benson Building that was located on Hwy 98 at the red light in Gulf Breeze.  I believe the intersection is Hwy 98 and Shoreline Drive and it was the only red light in Gulf Breeze for at least 20 years, if I remember correctly.  I do not know how long the pharmacy was located at this location, since I was born in 1953 and I do not really remember much about Gulf Breeze until the middle to late 1960’s.  Mrs. Thames also mentioned that Vic Bokas was her brother, which I did not know either.  I appreciate all of the comments that readers make to help me put the correct information with the photos … Frank

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July 30, 2013 at 6:01 pm

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