|Collection||Betty Adams Written History Collection|
|Scope & Content||
Transcripts of the oral history of Mrs. Robert Goss (Betty) Adams.
Page 1 of 2; The Adam's had taken the train from Philidelphia in Febrauary 1945 to Fort Myers, stayed at the Hotel Morgan overnight, and were up the next morning to take the mail boat to Sanibel and Captiva; the boat was run by the Singleton brothers; the boat stopped at St. James City to leave goods and passengers, and then on to Bailey's dock and general store on Sanibel, run by Francis Bailey; around noon they arrived on Captiva, their destination, at the dock of the hotel and the old post office, with Mrs. Beulah Wiles, postmistress; they thought the people were waving to them with palm fronds, but they were actually swatting mosquitoes; she brought many shells to Dr. Beals, who started Betty on the Latin names, and Elizabeth Beals took Betsy under her wing; people living from 'Tween Waters to the post office used a wooden path that ran between the houses and the road; there was a woman's group for Island Improvement at the time sponsored by Lena Ewina.
Page 2 of 2; Ernest Dickey was the librarian at the time, but also a concert pianist who had traveled abraod; Herman Dickey was their mentor and guide, who had come with his parents to captiva, and knew where to fish and see birds; their dearest association on the Island was with the Chapel by the Sea.
Singleton, Ray and Cleon
Stevenson, Mrs. William
Bailey Jr, Francis P.
Goss, Mrs. Robert