20 June 2006


Scott Lake in Lakeland, FL, upon whose shores I grew up and where my parents still live, is being sucked dry this week by, apparently, two sinkholes.

Here's an article from the Lakeland Ledger. For the record, our neighborhood was and is not gated (young boys guarding it with B.B. guns, yes - gates, no).
Photo credit: Dad.


Blogger Alan said...


Small world. I spent my pre-college teen years in Lakeland, attending All Saints' and LHS, C'66. Don't remember Scott lake, though I was a block off Lake Hollingsworth. Perhaps we can have lunch together and talk over old times.


20 June, 2006 08:10  
Blogger PSA+ said...

I eat lunch nearly every day. Call me at the office - the number's on the St. Joseph of Arimathea website, linked on the blog.

Scott Lake is south of town. In your senior year as a Dreadnaught, that area was all orange groves.

20 June, 2006 08:23  
Blogger Alan said...

Mighty, mighty Dreadnaughts!

Will give you a call in a couple of weeks after things die down a bit.


20 June, 2006 15:50  
Anonymous Scott K said...

This shows you how preoccupied I have been with GC this week; I thought you were going with this item as a metaphor for the Episcopal Church. Sucked dry by sinkholes, and all.

21 June, 2006 07:26  
Blogger PSA+ said...

Trust me, it's coming as a sermon illustration soon.

21 June, 2006 10:42  
Anonymous Dad said...

Pat: There is a purpose to everything, and the following may or may not be relevant:
a) The sinkholes developed the day after August Busch III moved into a new "bungalow"
b) Restoration and repair efforts are being headed up by a graduate of Auburn.(I understand BS in Tractor Repair)
c) Florida Game and Fish has elected to rescue the alligators first. I offered to let your brother help but his understanding of the word "rescue" seems to be different than theirs.
More later.....

26 June, 2006 08:33  

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