Everyone Loves Lakewood and Lakewood Schools: I Have Free Tickets to Lakewood’s Tour of Homes This Weekend…

Get them while they are HOT! I’ve got tickets in my hot envelope-holding hand for this weekend’s Lakewood Home Tour featuring six Lakewood homes, AND J.L. Long Middle School, the first non-residence featured on the tour since its inception. Haven’t you ever thought you might want to LIVE in a school? In London, people are living in insane asylums gone condo. Why not an elementary school? J.L. Long opened in 1933, is a historical landmark and was recently refurbished to the tune of  multi-millions. The ticket will get you in Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, or Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.

Note: you can upgrade your ticket for an extra $10 at the door for the Candlelight Tour on Friday night from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

What’s on tap? Six luscious homes ranging in style from a mid-century modern home to what we term classic Lakewood, a 1926 Clifford Hutsell-designed Spanish Eclectic that has been restored after a fire in the late ’90s. The home on Coronado was designed by the architect-owner in 2011 and modeled after his great-grandparent’s home in the garden district of New Orleans. Inside you’ll find mid-century modern furniture mixed with the owners’ own eclectic finds.

Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 online, but if you tell me who is going to win the presidential election by the exact number of points, two tickets are yours!

KIDDING! Just tell me why sea turtles, my newest obsession, are called bales, as in a bale of turtles. Hint: it ain’t pretty, like our houses.

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  • There are seven species of sea turtles around the world.

    · A group of turtles is called a bale of turtles.

    · The green sea turtle gets it name from the colour of its flesh.

    · Green sea turtles are unable to completely retract their heads and necks into their shells.

    · European sailors killed many of the green sea turtles for food in the 1800s.

    · Studies have shown that the green sea turtle is the most frequently killed marine animal, but not the most endangered.

  • There are seven species of sea turtles around the world.

    · A group of turtles is called a bale of turtles.

    · The green sea turtle gets it name from the colour of its flesh.

    · Green sea turtles are unable to completely retract their heads and necks into their shells.

    · European sailors killed many of the green sea turtles for food in the 1800s.

    · Studies have shown that the green sea turtle is the most frequently killed marine animal, but not the most endangered.

  • I always enjoy reading your columns! A bale of turtles refers to a group of turtles…kinda like a heard of cows is the same as a group of cows.

  • I always enjoy reading your columns! A bale of turtles refers to a group of turtles…kinda like a heard of cows is the same as a group of cows.

  • Thanks LaTondra, but Janet was closet. European sailors killed green sea turtles for food in the 1800's. They were so cruel — bound their feet and kept them alive by pouring water on them in ships. Then they ate them, and used the shells. Sea turtles are now a protected species in Hawaii and it's working — they are proliferating. So Janet wins but guess what? I have an extra ticket for LaTonfa as well… email me so we can rendez-vous tomorrow and get you your tickets!

  • Thanks LaTondra, but Janet was closet. European sailors killed green sea turtles for food in the 1800's. They were so cruel — bound their feet and kept them alive by pouring water on them in ships. Then they ate them, and used the shells. Sea turtles are now a protected species in Hawaii and it's working — they are proliferating. So Janet wins but guess what? I have an extra ticket for LaTonfa as well… email me so we can rendez-vous tomorrow and get you your tickets!