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SUMMER 2014

a new piano for the tarpon lodge

A New Piano for the Tarpon Lodge

So….the season at the Tarpon Lodge is over for me this year as I am going north for the summer for the first time ever, and I am looking forward to next year when we can have loads more fun there.


One thing about the Tarpon Lodge is that I have so many friends who come to see me there. It is always great to see them all.


I must apologize to some of you who could not get in to see the St Patty’s Day Show at the Tarpon Lodge this year. We were packed and reservations do take precedence.

 

some of my traveling friends in front of the Christmas tree

Some of my Traveling Friends

We had a ball and we will again next year.

 

I am going North for the summer this year, which will be my new trend. I do hope to see you all at the Tarpon lodge next year when I return in the fall.


I am especially grateful to all my traveling friends who come to see me there every year.

 

To my friends that could not get in at the St Patty Day Show, I am still at Red’s Fresh Seafood in Cape Coral off of Coronado on Lafayette, I am not at the great big outside bar, although I have played out there.

 

Come and Have Dinner When I am There

Come and Have Dinner When I am There

 

I am inside at the fantastic Piano Lounge inside by the dining room. Come and sit at my piano bar. The food is fantastic as always at Red’s.

 

I have begun the scheduling for the summer but always invite more gigs to play either on my way up and down the road, to and from my favorite island, or when I get there.

 

Now I cannot wait to see all the people I have not seen in a long while north of my island.

 

I am not really on the road again, I am just on Tour for a while.

 

 

Just A Small Creek To Walk Over

Just A Small Creek To Walk Over

 

I have so much to do this summer.

 

I am growing a garden so I can have organic food and good food to can when it is grown and I can make my tinctures, or extracts, of the herbs and dehydrate some of them as well.

 

When I am done we will have food for the winter down here where it is so hard to find what I want in the stores.

 

Plenty Of Green Where I will Be

Plenty Of Green Where I will Be

 

This year I would love to grow some mushrooms. Wish me luck on that one.

 

I use many things differently than most other people because I am allergic to most medications. This is how I got started using herbs as my medicine. (You can check out my other blogs: shopmotherearth.wordpress.com …and

naturalhealthmagazinenewsletter.wordpress.com

and a few more.)

 

There is also a book right here on my  blog that you can order, just click on the link on the side and you can check out Claire Goodall’s new book .

 

It has over 215 natural health remedies.

Lots Of Work To Get the Garden In

Lots Of Work To Get the Garden In

 

Once you learn these remedies, then you do not have to use the (OTCs) over the counter drugs they sell at the drugstore that are so expensive. Or even if you are like me, you are allergic to most of them.


I will miss everyone down here for the summer but I will be back in the fall and we can get back to partying like we know how. All in fun.  ;-))


C U Then,

Sister Kaite

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The Cool Manager Shoreigh


    I got there at the usual time for set up, got into my room… and waited for the right time to carry all my equipment into the Tarpon Lodge….and get set up for the gig….I have so much fun with the employees at that place….Everyone that works there is just fun to be around….we have our own rapport, should I say….last month when I played there, the manager and one of the waiters (the manager of the bar) had this conversation between them about me that he did not work on the nights I played but they screwed up and he was scheduled that night while I was playing and they did it with such straight face….and while they were conning me with this, the manager, Shiree, crawled around on the floor behind me and one book at a time took my music books and hid them, she wrapped them in my shawl that had fallen to the floor, and inserted them under the cushion in the chair in the front foyer behind me…..She said later that they thought that I was going to play out of one book that whole night , before I noticed my other books were gone….they waited and waited and waited and finally…..

     And this time I actually had some time to sit down and get rested up from the set up….Then I went back out to the bar to get my equipment turned on and talked with some of the very nice people that were part of the party that was there to get married this weekend….

     The Tarpon Lodge is almost the perfect setting to get married, the sunsets and the beautiful gazebo on the grounds, with the pool and the 5 star food, the fishing guides at the dock….I found out that there were going to be 4 Toms there and one of them was the groom and the bride’s name was Diane…All of a sudden I had an attack of very bad heartburn so I  ordered a dark foamy beer while I was out there getting a sound check, to try and make the heart burn go away.  When I made mention of the heartburn, 3 people at the bar (out of the 5 bar stools there) offered me some of what medications they take for heartburn….it can be so very bad and one should “swallow the camera” as they say, to take care of it so that it does not turn into something worse later on.

     I have been taking a medicine for my stomach for years but the last time I filled my prescription the insurance company said they would not pay for my particular medicine (Aciphex) any more so I now had to call them and find out what they will pay for and get a new prescription…I had forgotten since I am in and out of town so much these days…I finally accepted a purple pill from one of the Toms.  It (or the beer) saved the day.

     Well last night I ended up taking something I think was “THE” purple pill…and it worked so very good…of course I did not know it would work so I had a second dark foamy beer just to be sure I would be okay to sing….A person simply cannot sing with heartburn…way too much pain…

    Much to my surprise, while I was singing a song, I looked up at the end and there stood the Rabbi I recently met, and her husband.   They came to hear me sing.  She said that she would try to, and then all of a sudden there they were.  I was very happy about this because I had committed myself to singing alto in her choir for High Holidays(Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur).  This all began because I am working as a personal assistant to a friend of mine a couple days a week who is a realtor going through Chemo’ for her current breast cancer…And she has come to hear me sing many times, and sings very well herself.  She also said to me that I should help them in their choir because they need an alto right now.  I went with her one time to choir practice and worked on my computer while they practiced and while I was there I spoke with the Rabbi and she was such a nice person I decided to sing for her.  Since most of the songs are in Hebrew, the Rabbi had assured me that I was not going to sing anything that was against my own religion, as it was all only in praise of God that they sing their prayers.

     We had a great time that night. The room was packed and except for the fact that the Rabbi and her husband were so upset because the crowd was very loud while I was entertaining them, it was all good.  The Rabbi herself had been an opera singer, (and is also the cantor at the Temple) and knew how hard it was to sing to a room with noise in it, but I am used to it from starting out in Rock and Roll.  I eventually got control of the room even though the audience was so involved with themselves, being wedding people, and it turned out to be a very respectful and appreciative audience when I got done with them.

     High Holidays finally came and I do have to say I had never been in a religious service that lasted more than 2 hours…My first day which ended up being the morning of Rosh Hashanah, because I was booked for an engagement of my own on the evening before, was a four hour service….Well!!…about half way through I asked one of the other women in the choir…”so how long is this service?” and she said, “Oh, eight hours” and kept a very straight face….I laughed it off but I was beginning to wonder…….after a while.

     Then came the time for Yom Kippur.  I was actually going to be in a service that lasted all day.  I had been booked once again the night before, at my gig of half way to St Patty’s Day, and was pretty exhausted for the next day, but I did make it.  This service was 3 hours, then 3 or 4 more hours, and then 3 or 4 more hours.  However the Jewish services always ended in food being served and eaten together, very good food, and with everybody talking to each other it was quite nice.

     I said my goodbyes that day to all my new acquaintances at the Temple, because my commitment was now over, and spoke again with the Rabbi and her husband.  He, himself, was absolutely entertaining.  The Rabbi kept saying things like we will be seeing more of you, and my not understanding why she was saying that, and of course she was explaining that she did not mean she was trying to proselytize, but she would be seeing me, and that she wanted to talk to Judy.  Later upon finding out that they might try to hire me to be an alto in their choir, I felt very honored.  I also felt very honored to have met the Rabbi and her husband and will greatly respect their friendship, and I am quite happy for the education of the Jewish prayers that I have learned to sing.  I have  a special gratitude for the learning of the Hebrew that I now have.  It is a beginning.  I would like to learn more and I would like to learn their numbers system, I believe it is called “Gimatria”…but I have been wrong before (usually only in marriage ha ha)(not my first marriage though).

     The next morning at the Tarpon Lodge eating their exquisite continental breakfast, I ran into the “Tom” who gave me “his” purple pill.  I truly did hesitate to take it the night before because I could find no particular printing on it of any kind, but I was in such pain.  It is odd the things we do, mostly when we shouldn’t.  I later found out, when I called my doctor for a prescription of my own, that it was probably not the purple pill I took.  I mean ‘THE” Purple Pill.  It, I am fairly certain, is something different, but you know what?  The one I have works pretty darn good.


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     As I said earlier about being at the Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island, FL, on St Patrick’s Day….Glad to see you made it and some of you even took them up on their discount coming to see “the Sister” and be Irish with us. It was the only thing to do when partying on an Irish day…simply get a room and party all night…Makes perfect sense to me…Even I have trouble sometimes staying up late into the night…because I have discovered that when my body decides it needs rest…it will go to sleep and leave me hanging…it does not care what I want to do when it gets too tired…It says…”Nighty night” and away it goes…as I have been seen sleeping standing up in the corner of a room…Kid you not.


     Anyway, I am so glad it was so much fun and what great weather we had for it. It really helps having the heated outside porch and the plastic drop downs (that you can see through)..Cannot miss the view from the room to the water and the setting sun there …it is absolutely astounding.

     You have to say the food is magnificent there!!!

     Can only say…C Ya in April 29th back at the Tarpon Lodge….



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     Okay then do not forget that I am there every month at the Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island, FL….and April will be on the 29th…a Thursday…everything will be sooo nice then.

     We will be warm but not hot yet……A lovely month shooing in May and the rain and blooms that come with it…so bring your camera (always) to once again try and get a pic of that green flash during dinner on the water.

     Or you can come by boat you know. Go out for a day of fishing and come home to the Tarpon Lodge for the night and celebrate your day. Then from 6:30pm til 9:30pm Sister Kaite’s show is for you. We will laugh and be serious and simply have fun. Join us for a drink and toast or two.

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     Just in case you were thinking of spending your St Patrick’s Day with Sister Kaite, you can go one of two places.. Well, some of you can….If you belong to the Marco Men’s Club you probably already know that you will be celebrating the day with The Sister. I will be playing the luncheon for you again this year at Porky’s on Marco Island, FL, and we are going to have another blast right into Ireland’s past with songs of Olde and even more Irish Drinking songs than last year.

     Then you should know that I will be driving quickly up to Pine Island where we are going to party down at the Tarpon Lodge. And they have offered you a deal this year. If you are coming to listen to me and you want a room to spend the night so you can have all the fun you want and not drive home then when you make your reservation tell them that and they will give you 10% off of your room rate for the night…..That is so cool. And then we can drink and party hearty. I have got some new and great Green Songs for ya this year.

See ya there!!

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