Monday, December 2, 2013

MyTribute to an Australian who loved beach living Zac Young Shark took his life this week.

Dec 1st 2013 ABC news Australia: Shark took Zac Young's life
In Memory of Zac Young  Today I read about this WORLD CHANGER

Last night my husband told me when I got home about our old friends and their son Zac's death. Today I wanted to find out more about Zac, so I searched on face book and found out by looking back over his last few weeks of posts, I found out very quickly, (you have to be signed in to your own Facebook account I think for this link to work)

After a few minutes reading November Posts i found out he was a world changer. I utterly AMAZED by who I met and how close I felt to him in his horific
death. In his death he was able to bring life and inspiration.This was in fact his prayer and hearts desire to make his life count.  This had been so quickly accomplished. Within a week he had over 2600 likes on his memorial  page. Zacs personal page prompted me to ask this question " If I died today would I be proud of my last Facebook posts? "

 I know Lyn and Kevin, Zac's parents would be proud, as I was for them and their youngest son.
 I celebrate his life today.
A tiger Shark or ANY Shark for that matter, cannot take away life when we choose to live each day like it could be out last.  i-love-you-guys-shark-attack-victims-last-words

Celebrate his life listen to his message find out who inspired  ZAC Youngs.Zac Young's friends form a circle off Port Macquarie's Town Beach to remember him.

Australian Daily Telegraph fatal Shark attach and a family's loss

My Tribute to :
Zac I met you less than 24hrs ago. Your life inspires me and I thank you that I was able to search and found your Facebook
Long before you were born Zac your parents, Paul and I met your dad and Mom, Kevin Young and Lyn young. Together we quietly noted their exceptional spirits, their immense passion and their intense commitment in their pursuits, what ever they put their hands to seemed to prosper.
 I am certain they have  had their share of failure and heart break but this unfathomable tragedy and loss for them will only deepened their strength and fortitude imparted to Zac and now all his heartbroken siblings. Their friends and community must carry in  great sadness and with that same unstoppable spirit, seen in the surfer's circle above, they will all keep HIS Story (click for VIdeao meditation Jars of Clay) (click for soul comfort from' Jars of Clay' ) and Zac's "Shark" story being told and shared again and again causing our hearts to expand with love, humanity and making our community richer and each of us some what better because of Zac's Life.

 I promise to make your life and its dream live on and on ........................cheers and condolences.

Zac ,one of your last face book posts with a list of biblical misfits who ended up in it's Hall of Fame here is a song I know you would have loved in the same vein about ." SCANDEL of GRACE " Rest in Peace.

1 Zac Young....................................       we will see you again. Diana Sames

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Island Living St Pete Beach in a storm

 Storms COME and Go.  Understanding Island Living during a storm. Local Residents are the ones who tell it like it is. Always ask the neighbors if they know if any house that has flooded. Most will tell you a good yarn but I can honestly say I do not know one house that has had water inside their house on St. Pete Beach. Maybe near the garage and I have lived here for almost 20 years. I love Beach living.

St Pete Beach and Pass-A-grille have been around over 100yrs.
Storms come and go. 
Everyone that lives on a Barrier Island understands that sometimes when the tides are high and a storm blows by you may have to drive through  salt water in some areas and streets. Living on St Pete beach I know, as an example that this island,  its roads, seawalls and drainage were originally built, especially in the older areas, like Pass A Grille and Don Cesar Place so that the salt water would come on to the roads and drain out again. Locals also know that in the event of a storm, the city will supply sand bags usually to put up against the garages etc. Also after the tide has turned on those rare times when we may have to drive in salt water, we simply call up the Fire Marshall and find out when the guys will have the hoses out,  this is a free SERVICE TO ISLAND residents of having the cars under carriage hosed. Also an interesting note, the last time this happened on ST Pete Beach that I can remember was during DEBBIE when the Tornado blew thru Pass-A-Grille and blew off some roofes and un-earthed some trees on 9th ave, this time the firemen
were SERVING the better good and helping Pass A Grille residents.

 Recently, I was on Boca Ceiga Isle I was talking to a neighbor of one of my current ISLAND listing, 840 Boca Ciega Isle dr.
 St Pete Beach FL
 I had had the pleasure and selling him his exceptional wide open water front home "Chinese drywall' short sale home a few years back at 824 Boca Ciega Isle dr, with an ugly city placed sign out side his house( and now my new listing)  saying 'beware of salt water'. walking past the sign he shared some good news saying that "the city of st pete beach had finally come and cleaned out" the old clogged up ISLAND drainage easement and pipe that had caused the water to back up in on the eastern point of Boca Ciega Isle, this very old beach community and a very unique natural island.
 see homes for sale on St Pete Beach FL here WWW.PASSAGRILLEHOMES.COM

 Treasure Island, FL Presents

Nov. 20 - Nov. 24 on the beach behind the Bilmar Beach Resort at 104th Avenue & Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. 10 Master Sand Sculptors from throughout North America & Europe compete for top prize money. Three days of sculpting begin Thursday, Nov. 21; Awards ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7pm. Live music, shopping arcade & food court Friday, Saturday & Sunday Noon to 10pm. Info & vendor applications: 727-547-4575 ext. 237. Click the link below to view a brief video of last year's event.
Call Diana Sames at 727-776-0122--Look for the Baloons

Beautiful Sunset Beach--Walk to Everything with magnificent Sunsets. Sunset Beach is at the Southern-most tip of Treasure Island and one of the most desirable beach areas in the state.