Blue Mountain Beach: A local's haven

Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 04:01 PM.

Even on the 4th of July in the 1960s there would not be a soul on the beach.

"My mom would say, 'Harold, I told you there must be something wrong with these lots'," Lucas recalls now with a chuckle.

There was not a lot to do, but the Lucases had enough friends to get together with to play poker and golf, and they were active in their church, the Community Church on 98.

"They were busy," she said.

Lucas's parents became active in the community where they had chosen to live, and as the only registered Republicans around at that time, her dad was appointed to various positions when a need for a Republican arose.

"He was appointed to the county commission in 1968 when the lone Republican on the commission died," said Lucas. "He was also active in the Lion's Club, and helped found the Santa Rosa Beach Club and the chamber of commerce."

As for young Susan, however, she remembers standing on the beach and looking out over the water and longing for more young people to hang out with.

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