Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 22, 1974 · Page 22
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 22

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Page Six Beaches Really Home For This Family Panama City and the beaches are well known as a vacation resort and annually thousands of people converge on the area to enjoy the sun and GRACEFUL-Pam Colemanof Panama City Beach dives off a spring board at a beach pool. PAR-FIGHTERS»Ken Wright and Jimmy Snow of Panama City enjoy a round of golf. SNAKE-A-TORIUM Producers of Lyophilized Venoms For Reseorch & Production NORTHWEST FLORIDA'S LARGEST ZOO AND REPTILE FARM With bronchos in South America GIFT SHOP SAFE! GUIDED TOURS BRING THE CHILDREN Livt Rattlesnakes, Corals, Cobras, Boas, Pythons, Cottonmouthsv Hundreds of Others WEST HWY 98 PHONE 234-3311 the sand. •But to some of the vacationers the beaches are more than just a spot to relax. To them the beaches are home. Mrs. Ruth Gerulff has been coming to Panama City for nearly 40 years and has been bringing her family since they were children. This year Mrs. Gerulff is "home" with her daughter, Mrs. Gloria Pickett of Aurora; Calif., her granddaughter, Laure Martin of Atlanta, Ga. and three great grandchildren, Terry, age 9, Susan, age 6, and Steven, age 11. "I love these beaches," said Mrs. Gerulff. "When I first came here there were only about three motels on the beach and the Little Birmingham was just a shack." Mrs. Gerulff recently sold a cottage in Sunnyside she and her family has owned since 1928. "Every generation of our family has spent vacations in that cottage," she added, "but with the condominium craze I sold out." Asked how she thought the beaches had changed over the years Mrs. Gerulff said that she thought 1 it was wonderful that the beaches area did not have to depend on the city of Panama City, for everything anymore. , The tanned matriarch clearly remembered her first trip to the area when she came from Montgomery to Panama City in a bus. "The trip took all day," said Mrs. Gerulff. Mrs. Gerulff reminised about her life as a service wife. "My huliband and I had assignments all over the world," she said. "I wouldn't have traded our assignment in West Berlin for anything," she added. But Mrs. Gerulff reaffirmed her .love of the beaches by saying that she had never seen anyplace as beautiful as the local beaches. After a fun filled holiday of crabbing, sunning and swimming grandchildren, mother, and granddaughter were all ready to get back to their everyday worlds but Mrs. Gerulff just smiled and said she had decided to spend a few more days here before heading back to her other home in Denver.Colo. SOMETHING NEW... ANOTHER • SOME OF THE FAMILY-Mrs. Ruth Gerulff rests with her grandchildren during a recent vacation to the Miracle Strip. Mrs. Gerulff has been coming to the local beaches since 1929 and hasn't gotten the sand out of her shoes yet. Pictured left to right are, Terry Martin, age 9, Mrs. Gerulff, Susan Martin, age 6, and Steven Martin, age 11. Hubert Green At Bay Point Hubert Green, Bay Point's representative on the pro golf tour, will visit his home course for a week, arriving tonight. Green will team up with Billy Key, of Columbus, Ga., former Western amateur, Southeastern and Georgia State champion, against Howell Fraser, home pro, and Jimmy Gabrielson, Atlanta, who reached the finals in the recent British amateur, in an 18-hole exhibition match beginning Saturday at 1 p.m. Green, near the top in money winnings and at the height of his game, plans to relax before resuming the tour schedule. Tennis and other recreation are planned for Hubert Green Week at Bay Point. : 98-234-9535 *»-—~. 'H«t. U.», P«t, Off, Am. P. Q. Cocp, • 1873 Am. D, Q, Corp.

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