Chapter Eleven by Frank Katzenmeyer
Tiffany, went from a Ybor street kid to a lovely young lady and
definitely a Sugar Palm Chic. She knew how to dress, apply her makeup,
and fix her hair in the 40's tradition. We danced a lot and did the
Intermission Shows several times. She developed the Marilyn Monroe style
singing Happy Birthday for special occasions, in the style of Marilyn
when she sang to President Kennedy.
-Tim and Carmen-
-Taylor on board the Sugar Palm Float-
The Parade finally got moving and headed toward 7th. The cold never seems to bother the crowd. They are there to load up with beads. I heard "Frank Frank" coming from the crowd, then "Grand-pap Grand-pap." A very nice surprise from my two Granddaughters Marlin and Rachel. I got off the car and draped them with beads and some hugs.
The end was near and we wanted to get back to the warm Club. We did not win a prize, but had fun and continued the party upstairs.
-Kris and Dave-
The St. Patrick's Day Parade we were in was the same concept but in Green and White. It was successful, but shorter and warmer.
The last week in March I got to the club early, as usual. We heard the
dreaded news. The Club was closing the following week.