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Bluebird of Happiness and the Orange Man-A Foreclosure/Love Story Tragedy

This is the sad story of the Bluebird of Happiness and the Orange Man.

Vilano Beach  in St. Johns County, Florida has its Bluebird of Happiness that will soon be placed on the VilanoBluebird of Happiness Beach Fishing Pier for wonderful picture opportunities with the sun setting over the Intracoastal and our nation's oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida as the backdrop. The Bluebird has recently had a complete make-over and is looking better than she has in decades. She couldn't wait for her meet up with the Orange Man.

Orange ManVilano's Bluebird and the Orange Man of Flagler County have had a, shall we say, "thing" for each other for about 5 years. We had great hopes of finally getting them together.

But, alas, the dream has died. Literally. Sallie O'Hara, Program Administrator for Friends of A1A recently announced the demise of the Orange Man. No one has told the Bluebird of Happiness yet as we wish her to remain happy, especially over the holidays. 

A developer foreclosed on the property that housed the Orange Man and then, without warning, destroyed the Bluebird of Happiness' beau. Another sad foreclosure story, but this one crosses county lines. Rest in peace. Orange Man. We miss you.

Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra,  and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsBarbara Jenness • December 17 2010 06:48AM


Sorry to hear about the Orange man but glad the Bluebird will out to be seen!

Posted by Scott Fogleman, New Home Team (New Home Team 804-573-9592) over 8 years ago

Scott, Thank you for your sympathy. Enjoy the holidays!

Posted by Barbara Jenness, St. Augustine FL Real Estate (Barbara B. Jenness, P.A. - St. Augustine, FL) over 8 years ago