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Thursday, July 28, 2011



Heading down the California coast we had more Miamians to visit.

Les Cizek and Norma Watkins bought a place in Fort Bragg after Hurricane Andrew blew their Redlands home away. As you’d expect of the two artists, their home is a beautiful abode.

Norma has just written a book, “The Last Resort”, about growing up in MIssissippi during the civil rights era. Our friends who have read it love it. Norma will be giving a reading at Books and Books (Coral Gables) on September 9.

We hope you can join us there.

Les is one of our country’s most talented wood craftsmen. His work has been featured in many magazines

and books but his greatest achievement was leading his conch blowing band in the first King Mango Strut. His conch shell sits ever ready on a shelf, ready for the next march.

When he took us on a tour of studio, I asked him if he still wore a Rolex.

Les rolled up his sleeve. It had not left his wrist and he likes it so much he’ll probably be buried in it.

These two talented people still spend winter in their Brickell condo but plan to go full-time in California next year. “We like the small town thing”, they said.

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