STORY: In all my years at the Pines, my housemates were always fellow worker bees who toiled hard for our time at the beach.
Our delight in arriving there, especially in the Plague Years, was sometimes overwhelming as seen in this photo circa 1991.
Celebrating left to right are an ecstatic Gray Coleman, an incandescent Tom Shoemaker, a blissful Steve Yorra, a thrilled Bill Goeren and a somewhat blurred but equally happy yours truly.
Actually, I think we were also hamming it up under a thunderstorm, but this photo still illustrates what a unique and joyous place Fire Island was to many of us. –