Teal lived ready for the next adventure – boating trips in the middle of the week, looking for sightless crawfish in a sinkhole cave, slipping off to fish with friends when all thought he was working, a quick arrowhead hunt – he would change his schedule on a whim. Those who knew him best lived on “Teal Time” because 10 minutes really meant at least 30 and mornings weren’t really his thing.
Teal lived his life with integrity, faith, compassion, loyalty, and a touch of strong will. His kind words and actions showed people what it meant to act and treat others with dignity. His impact on friends and family, especially his two boys, will not fade with his death. A death that he didn’t fear – he was ready to go to the Lord when He wanted him. His faith in the Lord was pure.
Teal was born in Jacksonville in 1974 to Steve and Carol Pomeroy. He moved to Chiefland as a young child. Teal graduated Chiefland High School in 1992 and went on to join the U.S. Army. Upon discharge, he returned to the city he loved – Chiefland.
The Cedar Key Community Relief Fund organizers heaped up a delicious dinner last evening, August 24, at Christ Episcopal Church. Proceeds of the Fund help area residents with gas cards and other essentials they are sick and in need.
For the price of a mere $7, a delicious dinner was provided. Jenny Pinto, complete with her Wonder Woman socks, cooked the very tasty pork. Ken Young baked the delectable corn bread and made the fluffy, lightly-spiced rice. A host of folks, including Dottie Haldeman, baked desserts of chocolate marble cake dripping with frosting, peach cobbler, brownies, and more. Sue Seyfarth, Young, and haldeman served the feast.
Pinto took special care to thank everyone for their participation in the event. A more significant cause, she said, would be hard to find.
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The current edition of the Cedar Key Women's Clubs cookbook is the third edition, was published in Nebraska by Morris, and is an excellent work. I am earnestly seeking to obtain a personal copy of the first 1982 edition and the second 1989 edition. These were locally published. They are not in the Cedar Key Library.
If you have a copy of either the first or the second edition, or perhaps both, I would like to buy or borrow it or them. I will make copies so that they may be placed in the Cedar Key Library and in the Cedar Key Historical Museum.
I will return your original(s) to you, if you wish. If you are about to discard them, I am willing to buy them and give them a fine home. A “bounty" donation to CKWC will be arranged.
….Desperate in Cedar Key