"The commioner gets caught with a stolen credit card and the police chief gets fired...Oh, excuse me, forced to resign? Something smells fishy in this small seaside town...Sounds more like an episode from The Sopranos, than real life!"
"This is extremely disheartening news. Chief Yannuzzi is a tremendous asset to the Ocean Ridge Police department and a kind and warm human being. As a resident of Briny Breezes, I can say that the Ocean Ridge Police do a fabulous job…"
We were sitting on the beach when 3 baby turtles emerged from their nest. Two of them headed straight for the ocean. The smallest one was making its way to the shore. Knowing that animals & pets are restricted from the Briny Clubhouse, I gave…
"Oh, I'm VERY sure she is sorry that she got caught! You're right about the soldiers, John. However, almost any story would serve as a better example than The Life Long Hack...It's difficult for me to even type her name!"
"You should have asked her when she's going to give the beach, which she helped steal, back to man's best friend. She certainly knows how good it feels to be free. Like people, dogs like to feel the wind blowing in their fur and the surf…"
Thank you so much for sharing your celebration of Callie's life. We just adopted a kitten, Channah Esther, as a special birthday present for our 8-year old dachshund, Madison Hamlet. Its only been 3-weeks and they have become best…"
The post office DID forward my mail from Briny to my winter home (we are sunbirds), however, it took a few weeks to get the process reversed. Perhaps you could give the Briny office a bunch of SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelopes) and…"
"I suggest that Briny snowbirds put all their important bills on auto-pay. I know, first hand, how difficult it is to get mail properly forwarded by the USPS. By the time they get your summer address straight, you're back at Briny Breezes!…"
"Nice to know we have such a lovely neighbor. Sorry that Dog Beach was taken away from us; I'm sure your poodle would have enjoyed romping in the surf and sand with you. Enjoy, Terry & Madison (woof!)"
As an owner in Briny Breezes, I recently received a "letter" from the office. In this communication I was asked to please be a "good neighbor" and not bring my dog (enclosed in his stroller) near the clubhouse porch.
The incident occurred on Independence Day (July 4th). We had guests and wanted to enjoy the fireworks with them. Unable to find seats on the porch, those chairs not taken onto the beach were occupied, we sat on the big rock next to the porch and our pooch lounged comfortably in his stroller...Yes, I must admit, he was topless!
Had the holiday not involved noisy fireworks, we might have left Madison at home, alone. However, not wanting him to be scared, we took him along. At no time did he get out of his stroller or interact with any of our "Good Briny Neighbors".
Now, back to my question: How does one define a good neighbor? Is that the neighbor who is considerate and minds their own business without annoying others or the one who must "tattletale" everything they see? For me, the best neighbor smiles from across the fence and does not hop onto my property without an invite. This world would be a much happier place if everyone would mind their own business and intervene only when someone is truly in trouble and requires assistance!
Let's all put on our big girl panties and start acting like adults. The "Briny Criers" made so many unnecessary & ridiculous calls to the police that they now have a special number, which they must call, to screen the importance (or actuality) of a supposed emergency. I try my damndest to keep out of the way from most of the residents, by occupying my Briny home off-season, only. I would very much appreciate the same consideration from others...Please, do not tread on me, MYOB!
PS- Out of consideration for others, I feel that smoking should be banned on the clubhouse porch. Also, the alcoholic beverage consumption, many times, gets way out of control. Smoking, especially when mixed with heavy drinking, can do more damage to a wooden structure than a pooch in a stroller. Do I get the office to write letters to the offenders? No, I go home and MMOB!