Although I entered this life on Georgia’s Golden Isle of St. Simon’s Island, my ancestors first touched the sands of Florida’s coast in St. Augustine some 400 years ago. I have spent most of my life in Florida, living on both the Gulf Coast and the East Coast, as well as in the Panhandle. I’ve traversed the Keys and relished the rolling horse farms and towering oaks of North Florida. I suppose you could say that I was born with sand between my toes.
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