The Patio holds a long lasting memory for me. My Dad purchased the Oceanside Hotel in 1931 and we spent the summers there for the next 14 years. Although the hotel had a fine dining room with great menus. it was not uncommon for guests and Dad, Mom, and I to visit the Patio. The shops around it were popular and shoppers would take time out from those visits to dine there.
In 2002 I traveled to Magnolia from my home here in Florida to make a long-sought tour of the many attractions. The most memorable moments were enjoying lunch with a boyhood friend, Billy Melanson, at the Patio. Billy has since passed on, but that visit with him at the Patio will emain in my memory. We grew up in our early years totally enjoying Magnolia and its many attractions, including the Patio.
George Krewson III
194 S. E. Court
Lake City, FL 32025