Geoffrey Todd Tillett
Geoffrey Todd Tillett, age 31, died October 2, 2002 in Clarksville, TN. Survivors include his wife, Melissa Wagner Tillett, Clarksville, TN; four sons, William Jacob Tillett, Austin Smith Bradley-Tillett, Brian Edward Howard and Brady Howard; daughter Darrian Elizabeth Howard; his parents Steven M. and Donna Dunlap Tillett, Clarksville, TN; sister, Jessica Leigh Tillett, Murfreesboro, TN, maternal grandparents, Ben and Charlotte Dunlap, Knoxville, TN; paternal grandparents, Albert Samuel Martin and Delores Tillett, Lakeland, FL. Geoffrey was a blaster for R. P. Industries. Funeral services were Sunday, October 6th at the McReynolds-Nave and Larson Funeral Home.
Our condolences to Melissa and the entire family.
NOTE: Geoffrey's widow, Melissa, is the daughter of Bonnie and Dennis Wagner of Charlevoix and the granddaughter of Marge Wagner. Melissa attended school on Beaver Island before her family moved to Charlevoix.
Make plans now to visit the Bluebird Bed and Breakfast on October 20th for their Open House from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. This is your chance to stroll through this beautiful home that is over 120 years old - one of the oldest on the island. What a perfect way to spend an autumn afternoon!
I really tried to ignore that the fall season was coming. I wore shorts until you could have hung a sweater on the goose-bumps that arose on my legs. I swore I wasn't going to need my winter coat until at least November. I lied. When I got up this morning and headed outside to walk the dog I discovered that over night Mother Nature had changed from a kind mythological person to someone who's extremely warped. Needless to say I'm now wearing knee socks, long johns, sweats and my winter coat... and that's just to get to this machine. The change in the weather from warm to downright cold also meant that I have to tackle some fall house cleaning - what a challenge! Frankly, I'd rather do anything than that - have a root canal, smash my thumb with a hammer - I keep telling my family that I have other talents and none of them include housework which is painfully obvious if you've ever stopped by.
So here I sit "thinking" about doing some fall housecleaning and in the process have noted several things that should be pointed out to the world:
Ok, I thought about doing a fall house-cleaning and delivered my pointers on the topic that's more than enough about cleaning for me. I think I'll just turn my shirt inside out and go for a drive until any residue of the cleaning urge is gone.
October is here and with it comes all those great scenes that we all love. Apples ready to be picked, hay in bales lying in the fields, trees donning their colorful dresses, the fungus Chicken of the Woods making an appearance, milkweed pods exploding with their wispy innards flying upwards and drifting off ... all this makes the season one of my favorites (minus the house cleaning part). With that in mind, here's some fall scenes of the island:
Changes Coming to the News on the 'Net
Starting sometime before the first of the year, this portion of the Beaver Island Virtual Tour, the News on the 'Net, will be changing to subscription only. The reason for this is that the cost of maintaining a site this large and constantly updating the News section keeps rising. At the present time it costs just shy of $500/year. I'm not making anything from this site, and that was never my intention, however it's also not my intention to go in the hole trying to keep it going. Those who are already supporters will be able to access the News. For those who are not present supporters, they will not be able to connect to this portion of the website after December 31. Subscription will be $30 per year. For businesses who wish to support the site it will be $150 per year and will include links to their sites and I will post their events or sales or coupons as they request. With enough subscriptions I could bring back the Archives, get rid of those pesky pop-up ads and add more items to the News on the 'Net. The change will go into effect on December 31st.
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