The newest Island business opened it's doors November 25th. The new car-wash/laundromat on the King's Highway is a welcome addition to the island, and a much needed one.
With all new washers and dryers, visitors and Islanders alike will be able to keep up with the laundry. In the past, if someones' home appliances broke down they'd have to order from the mainland and pay high air freight or wash it all by hand. Summer visitors at the motels, cabins and on boats will truly appreciate this new business.
While you're clothing is being tumble-dried, you can drive your vehicle into one of the three bays and give it a good wash and wax. Prior to this we had to hose them down at home or drive to the beach near Gull Harbor and scrub our cars and trucks.
We certainly wish this new venture a "clean sweep" of the entire island.
With all on board his diesels roar he brings the ship to life. The captain wheels and she responds, slicing water like a knife.
Another trip to countless add, secure the cargo fast. A glimpse outside in time to catch, the light house gliding past.
Another look around the deck make sure that all is fine. Then up the ladder stop and turn, secure the entry line.
His love shows for the little ones to them he stand so tall. A smile for all, a short hello he heeds the captains call.
He wheels back to his island and is happy as can be. The sun is shining brightly on a tranquil turquoise sea.
Taking turns with youngsters he is patient at the wheel. He watches bright eyes beam with light, as the ship below they feel.
Back on the dock the forklifts race, he works and doesn't talk. Grabbing bicycles up off the deck, he takes them for a walk.
The workday done it's home he goes to answer beckons call He's gathered island artifacts to share with one and all.
The place is filled with music as with care he sorts things out. The pictures of the olden days with workers strong and stout.
His special place has grown renown a mix of old and new. We see old friends when they were young, while sipping on a brew.
His love has spanned the ages as stories he does tell. Of many shipwrecked islanders when seas turned into hell.
Each picture's worth a thousand words for families to treasure. To share this wealth with one and all, it is his greatest pleasure.
A man who loves his fellow man as few do far and near. This selfless giant of a man; please toast, our "Jerry LaFreniere."
For pictures from Jerry's Party click here
The party began at 4 and went into the wee hours of the morning of the 26th. The small stage that Jerry had built many years ago was constantly in use as Edward Palmer, Joe Moore, Mike Moore, John McCafferty, Cindy Gillespie, and others filled the place with typical island music.
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