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  • My view: A week of beaches and sun

  • While perusing the Cape Coral Daily Breeze last week, one thing was evident: the retirement community, funeral home and medical care businesses are flourishing.
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  • While perusing the Cape Coral Daily Breeze last week, one thing was evident: the retirement community, funeral home and medical care businesses are flourishing.
    The paper was rife with various advertisements catering to the, uh, well, the older folks. Marketing 101: Market to your clientele.
    My sister and brother-in-law, who own a second home in Cape Coral (near Ft. Myers), invited us for a week of frolicking on the beach, swimming in their heated pool and generally having fun.
    There was a bit of “work” at the command of my brother-in-law to earn our dues, but it was minor compared to the landscaping and deck repair he planned for himself.
    We took in three new beaches — Siesta Key near Sarasota, Venice Beach near Venice and Boca Grande just off the coast of Port Charlotte.
    Siesta Key is touted as among the half dozen best beaches in the United States, and it lived up to its name. Not only was it good for shelling, it had powdery white sand and was neat and clean.
    Venice Beach is the place to find sharks teeth, which we did not but my sister did. The tide was coming in and the surf a bit challenging.
    Iowa friends of my sister went fishing with them one day while we raced down to Ft. Myers Beach for a little R&R. They caught enough for supper, and we people watched with our feet in the gentle surf.
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