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Patricia Sullivan

Great little obit in the Miami Herald yesterday about an outdoorswoman who was driven from her home by one hurricane and driven from her business by another. Wish the story would have been written better, but there are a couple of nuggets in there:
"They lived in a stilt house in Flamingo, where they rounded up snook, mullet, snapper and trout using a net tied to the back of their boat. They ate from what they caught and took most of it to Miami to sell....
"She knew how to free a car when it got stuck in a hole in the Everglades and she often joined her husband in shooting alligators and hunting native birds.
"When a hurricane blew their house down in 1935, Stanley and Agnes tied themselves to each other and walked through the swampy Everglades in the middle of the storm until they reached Homestead.
"The trip through mud, pouring rain and fierce winds took them almost a full day."

By Patricia Sullivan |  January 2, 2008; 11:35 AM ET  | Category:  Patricia Sullivan
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