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From the Ms...Alain...eous EDITOR WOW! Where to start this one? Jump in! So, October was interesting, heartbreaking, educational, and many other adjectives (feel free to add your own). Let’s start with Matthew. This one is tough. Everyone went through a thousand emotions figuring out whether to leave or stay. Those that stayed learned their own lesson. Those that left, me included, learned a lesson as well - scared and frightened for friends and homes. Do I have a home to come home to? Are my friends ok? That was a hell of a Hurrication! Let’s not do that again please. We are blessed that no one died on our little rock. Yes, we got flooded, some lost homes and businesses, but we are ALIVE! I believe I can speak on behalf of the entire island when I say a special HUGE shout out to Mayor Jason Buelterman, Georgia Power, Alabama Power and all of those that came to help in our time of need. Also, a special thank you to Eric Thomas and Rudy Rudon for breaking the rules to help spread the word of what Tybee looked like and provide food and information to all. TYBEE STRONG! (If I have misspoken about Eric and Rudy breaking the rules, I meant to say, “John and Bob broke the rules, but thank you for doing so anyway.” I will be your character witness in court along with about 4,000 other people.) Also, I would be remiss without saying that David and Don at the Post Office deserve huge pay raises. What a s#$t show for you boys! No one suffered in their job as much as y’all and thank you for not burning our mail to the ground out of sheer frustration and aggravation. I would have had the Bic and gasoline in my hand by day two. Everyone who has a post office box on Tybee, please get these boys and their excellent helpers wonderful Christmas gifts full of chocolate and alcohol! I want to apologize to all that the Beachcomber was unable to issue an edition for November. We make it a point to come out on or before the first of each and every month. Matthew got us beat on this one. We had planned on making a Veteran’s Day special edition. We still have that covered, but you can read all about November and December in the following pages: The American Legion, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s and everything else in between! A Beachcomber Murder Mystery was a great success! Everyone loved looking for clues about who murdered Eric Thomas! I want to thank Eric and all of our “suspects” for participating! I also want to thank everyone that took the time to read every inch of the Beachcomber and submit their findings! I hope you all had fun! The winner is …. Drum roll please … Sara Spicer!!! Congratulations! You figured out that Tommy Barlow murdered Eric at Huc A Poos with a fluffy pink bra!!! We have received so many Traveling Beachcomber pictures! It is so fantastic and so much fun to see where y’all go in your lives on vacation! Love every single one! This month’s winner is Margaret Handelman! Congratulations! A-J’s it is and please call me! I don’t eat that much. Please see our Facebook page for a look at the other Travelers - From Brazil to Italy! So, my friends, let’s take a deep breath and be grateful that we can. Everything else is mox nix when it comes down to the nitty gritty. Hug a Veteran every day, hell - hug a person you don’t even like, hug your bartender, your parents and your dog. After all that hugging … GO!! READ!! TYBEE BEACHCOMBER | DEC 2016 3 ������������������������������ ���������������� Publishers Rick Flynn & Alaina Loughridge Layout & Design Rick Flynn Layout Editor Margie McLellan Photographer Wen McNally Social Media Betsey Jenkins Advertising & Sales Alaina Loughridge Mike Manitta Contact Us Yearly Subscriptions Available FaceBook: Tybee Beachcomber Email: info@tybeebeachcomber.com P.O. Box 58 Tybee Island, GA 31328 Phone: 912-675-5261 Website: tybeebeachcomber.com The writers and advertisers all have various opinions that do not neccessarily represent those of Tybee Beachcomber LLC.


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