Sunday, November 22, 2015

Bob Carpenter, wife Kaye on Caribbean cruise 

This ship needed a Carpenter
Kent State graduate and former WKNT news director Bob Carpenter and wife Kaye are back in Punta Gorda, Florida, he reports, after a wonderful relaxing 7-day cruise on the Emerald Princess Nov. 14-21. Our stops were at Georgetown, Grand Cayman Islands; Roatan, Honduras; Cozumel, Mexico; and Princess Cays on Eleuthera Island, Bahamas.”
The photo was taken during the Honduras stop.
Paula and I see Bob, who worked with Paula’s late husband, Jeff Tucker, as KSU broadcasting students at WKSU and Kent’s WKNT, and Kaye during our Florida winterizing.  

We sunshined in The Villages for the past few years. This will be my 20th Florida winter, mostly on Siesta Key off Sarasota, in an area once trodded by BJ employees at Poor Bill’s Place run by the late BJ printer Bill Gorrell.

I drive down to Sarasota to visit former Monongah High School (in West Virginia) classmates. About a dozen of us get together.

That makes it convenient for Paula and I to have another reunion with Bob and Kaye. They drive north from Punta Gorda. We drive south from The Villages. And meet midway.

Carpenter is former executive director of the Punta Gorda Business Alliance and an award-winning public information officer with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
Bob & Kaye Carpenter, Paula Tucker, John Olesky in Sarasota

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