In 1945, a developer from Minnesota bought the 40 acres land and a couple of shacks, cistern, and no amenities. He built a 26-room inn, dining room, and lounge, a few cottages and a spacious residence for his family. In 1970, a golf course was added, along with tennis courts, a medical office, and many residential units.
After hurricane Andrew the residents bought the assets of their community and secured the right of self-governance.
After lunch, Cheryl lent us her golf cart. Sam gave me a tour of the Reef.
During the day we attended more tennis competitions for Cheryl and Sam who well deserved championship trophies.
In the evening Ray and Cheryl hosted a lovely party for the guests of the Tennis Tournament. The theme was the Roaring Twenties. The tables were decorated with rows of beads dangling from a wide cup.
A band played Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and many oldies, while mute movies of Charlie Chaplin scrolled on a TV screen. We toasted and danced.
Thank you, Cheryl and Ray, for your invitation and lovely hospitality.
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