A trip in time through the wilds of North Florida

Polly Waller

Polly Waller
Perry, Florida,
November 18
The Book Mart
Polly Waller is the owner and operator of the Book Mart in the small town of Perry, Florida. Seventeen years as a bookseller has fueled her interest in reading, writing, and Florida history. She has been a contributing columnist for the Perry News-Herald since 2004, writing book reviews, and more recently, essays about the history and culture of this unique part of the Florida gulf coast. Polly is married, has four cats,a year round vegetable garden and a husband that makes living life grand.


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JANUARY 11, 2012 9:56AM

Summers gone by on Dekle Beach

This remembrance of a special time and place is dedicated to those that lost their lives in the 1993 Storm of the Century.


The bare feet of a little girl pad out of the sand and up the ramp to the covered wooden walkway. The carefreeRead full post »

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JANUARY 4, 2012 11:26AM

Three Manta Rays

My first encounter with a manta ray was while reading “The Girl of the Sea of Cortez” as a teenager. This novel by Peter Benchley is about a young woman that befriends a manta ray on a sea mount located off the coast of the Baja peninsula.

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In… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 30, 2011 4:00PM

Mid-Century Memories of Dark Island


It is a salty, damp, safe place and the sound of bump-bump-bump at a rhythmic pace has lulled me into a deep sleep.  I’m just waking up as the sounds retreat into a steady, low idle.  I know we are back in the canal and almost home.Read full post »

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