Tag Archives: Wanda Canaday

New Story: St. Mary’s Liquors, Riverside Motel and the Boat Ramp Where They Pulled Nellie from the River

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Long abandoned, the Riverside Motel, by the Florida-Georgia state line at the St. Mary’s River, still takes lodgers. St. Mary’s Liquors serves up favors to legend trippers. Whether murder, whether suspicious prior divorce, Nellie and Knud lived most of their 60 year marriage here. Jill watched the car raised up from the river, six years after Nellie drowned. My sister and I find more than a dozen bird’s nests in motel rooms.

New Story: The Monkey Farm, The Orange Door, and The Granary

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In nearly every way, the baby chimp learned more quickly and outperformed the little boy raised alongside her. Gua was the first to walk upright, and Donald imitated her manner of walking. Gua recognized her reflection before Donald recognized his, she understood pictures in children’s books before Donald did, and she taught Donald to bite people and walls. Gua loved to be tickled and engaged in long sessions of tickling herself.


The 130 year old house’s story arc from ape research center to halfway house to the health and whole foods store called The Granary makes for a lovely and optimistic narrative.