READER ON RESAURANTS OF YESTERYEAR
Mr, Moriaty,READER ON KAPOK TREE IN FT. LAUDERDALE
Enjoyed your article about restaurants of yesteryear (Likely La Floridiana, PCR #149 from early 2003. --N)
I was looking for information about Aunt Hatties when I found your web site.
As a child I used to go there with my parents regularly in the 1970s/80s.
Google Maps seems to show what may be the old outline of the restaurant on Kennedy Blvd. [in Tampa, FL].
WILL MORIATY RESPONDS:
Thank you, Mr. Owen, for your letter and especially for the aerial or
Aunt Hatties was on Kennedy Boulevard several blocks west of Memorial
Highway on the south side of the road. The vacant lot shown in the photo
may well have been it, or it may have ended up being demolished to make
way for the Gables residential community.
My last trip to Aunt Hatties at that location was in the winter of 1987
with my girlfriend and thereafter wife, Karen Cashon.
The first Aunt Hatties was over in St. Petersburg and a restaurant
called Uncle Ed's, that run by the same company, was also located in
St. Petersburg near Haines Rd. in the mid-to-late '70's.
Thanks again for sharing your La Floridiana bon apetite memory with our
La Floridiana --
Nolan,UNIVERSITY PROF REMEMBERS CREATURE FEATURE
I have read the response on your blog about the Kapok Tree Inn in Clearwater (Likely Letters to the Editor, PCR #266 from 2005. --Nolan), but our family remembers it in Fort Lauderdale around the same time period (1970's). Can you please tell me what happened to that establishment?
I'm afraid I cannot. I inquired around to the staff and came up blank. Readers? ---Nolan
What a GREAT site! Thanks much for the trip down memory lane. I was a kid in
'70s in the Tampa area, and good old Dr. Paul Bearer and
Feature were some of my fondest memories from that time.
Can't tell you how many sunny Saturday afternoons I spent
good Doc, his kooky gags....and those horrible old movies.
they were really horrible, or my name's not...well you get
University of Florida
Keith, thank you so much for writing, and of course, you're very welcome for any positive memories of Creature Feature we've been able to stimulate. Read on for still another reader's thoughts.... --Nolan
MORE MEMORIES OF CREATURE FEATURE
Thank you for making this site.
You've brought back so many wonderful memories. I loved
Creature Feature as a child on good ol' WTOG-44. It
definitely had a
big influence on me. Thank you for keeping "Dr. Paul
Bearer" and Dick
Bennick's memory alive, your site is amazing. What I
wouldn't give to
watch Creature Feature just one more time.
To Keith Saliba and John Leffingwell---
Hello and Happy Holidays! Thank you both so much for writing and I'm glad
you enjoy the website!
Even we here at Crazed Fanboy are continually amazed at the
number of fans who have extremely fond memories of the good
Doctor, and our Creature Feature Database is a very popular stop.
I am way past due in
giving it its annual update (some more weeks' worth of shows
have been filled in by fans), but pledge to do so before year's end.
I am pleased you're both here now to share in his legacy and enjoy his memory with us.
Thanks again for writing, and Horrific Holidays to you and
Yours in fandom,
Nolan B. Canova
To send an email to Letters to the Editor write to: Crazedfanboy1@aol.com. Any emails sent to this address will be assumed intended for publication unless you specifically instruct me not to. I can and do respond privately, if that is your preference. Frequently, it's both ways.---Nolan