Soooo Shady…

soooo shady“It’s 106 miles to Chicago. We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses!………………..HIT IT!!!”
-Blues Brothers

Sunglasses…can make you look like a movie star or a rockstar…OR…maybe they just make you feel COOL!!!

It’s June 27th. It’s National Sunglasses Day, and they deserve their own holiday because they protect pupils from harmful UV rays, as well as, help to avoid cataracts. Sunglasses are def the most important fashion accessory of summer, so why not put on your rose-colored glasses and read a few interesting facts about our topic for today…sunglasses!!!!!!

– In the US alone, every 14 seconds someone breaks their sunglasses by sitting on them…OR…looses them.

– Inexpensive mass-produced sunglasses were introduced to America by Sam Foster in 1929. Foster found a ready market on the beaches of Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he began selling sunglasses under the name Foster Grant.

– Sir Elton John is reported to have a collection of 1000 pair.

– Aviator sunglasses or “pilot’s glasses” were originally developed in 1936 by Bausch & Lomb, and branded “Ray-Ban” for pilots to protect their eyes while flying.

Soooo kids, keep your eyes cool…wear sunglasses!!!!!!!!!! Aviators…Wayfarers…whatever you wear…just wear them with the style and the confidence for the outstanding pupils that you are in this university of life. Always remember, be BOLD…be DARING…AND…be a ROCKSTAR in your world. It’s the only way to go!!!

Pictured here is Rhonda Russel, Optician and Dr. Shaun Hollander of Safety Harbor Optical. They’re celebrating National Sunglasses Day and they are ready to help you with all your eye care needs.

To all my fellow villagers and to anyone reading this post, remember this…

Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way…
-Lady Gaga

Safety Harbor Optical
330 Main Street
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Photography–Terrie Dahl-Thomas

This is Safety Harbor, Florida and this is our village…


less than three Week…Saturday…

DSC_5291 Aahhh…Saturday has arrived. It’s really a great feeling waking up on Saturday morning…there’s no rush to get anywhere or do anything…you can just hang out and watch the trees grow…take a morning stroll…sit on the pier and take in the magnificence of Tampa Bay. AND…that’s where we found them…on the pier. Our last day of…the love fest…less than three week. We truly hope that you enjoyed all of our places…LAST BUT NOT LEAST!!!


We less than three The Safety Harbor Fishing Pier in Marina Park…what a spectacular view. It is one of the most relaxing places to be…just sitting there watching the current take away your worries. It’s also a fave place to watch the sunrise…bringing in a new day of possibilities…opportunities…gifts. That’s where we found them…our gifts for this day. They were sitting on a bench watching the water…we needed one more pic. We told them what we were doing and if they wouldn’t mind holding the ❤ prop and being in the pic. They were happy to help us out.

Pictured here are Carol and Ken Merker. They had just sold their house in Spring Hill, Florida and wanted to check out other communities that were inviting to them…maybe reside in. Carol found Safety Harbor on Facebook…and we found them at the pier. They love the village and the villagers seem quite nice. Who knows, maybe you'll see them around town some day…we hope so.

Only one oopsie in this whole week…but…really, it worked out rather perfectly, anyway. Check out our prop…it's backwards…BUT…there’s still a heart…no more words needed…

The Safety Harbor Fishing Pier
110 Veterans Memorial Lane
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Photography–Terrie Dahl-Thomas

*****Next week-long project will be in September for the Peace One Day Campaign…just like last year…we’re so looking forward to it!!! We’re polishing up the peace sign…so get ready!!!

This is Safety Harbor, Florida and this is our village…