52 week's of Marie's Life

52 weeks captured through photos


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42. Skyline Panorama (Week 27)

“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t turn out – take another shot.”  ~ Unknown ~

Last time I was in a boat on Sarasota Bay, I thought I’d try to use the Panoramic feature on my I-phone to capture Island Park on the bayfront. I marvel at what the I-phone can do!  And, of course, I love all images featuring our town!

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22. In The Trees (Week 12)

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.  The second best time is now. ”   ~  Chinese Proverb  ~

I looked up and saw that money really does grow on trees!

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This past weekend I invited my Mom to go to the Siesta Key Oyster Bar for lunch.  The beach atmosphere has made this a popular Sarasota indoor-outdoor establishment for locals and tourists. I had read that the current owners were offering a customized Tervis tumbler with lid for $10 to celebrate their 10 years in business – and Mom couldn’t resist a deal that celebrated our town!  As we rounded the porch and approached the entrance to the restaurant I told her that there were  thousands of dollar bills stapled to the posts, walls, and ceilings,  but then we looked up to see that the custom had crept outside and up a tree!

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And in the spirit of the afternoon, we left our mark on the porch wall by our table!

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Afterwards, I researched if it is illegal to write on a dollar bill and I find that there are no laws, but I found that “defacement of currency in such a way this it’s made unfit for circulation comes under the jurisdiction of the Secret Service.”  Hmmm….

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14. Here’s Your Sign (Week 10)

“Formula for success:  rise early.  work hard.  strike oil. “ ~ J. Paul Getty ~

When my son, Brian,  opened his independent insurance office in Sarasota, he wanted the name of his family owned and operated business to be a household word.  Doesn’t everyone call their Insurance Man?

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He enlisted the help of his father-in-law, Tom Armstrong, to come up with his logo.  Being the creator of Marvin Comic Strip and numerous other projects, he rose to the task.

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And then our good friend, John Mote, of Mote Quality Signs took care of the rest with his sandblasting, graphics, and etching.

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