EDGEWATER, Fla. -- All you Floridians, far and wide, I will miss you dearly. Top of the list will be the Barbers -- Mr. and Mrs. Barber; Melissa and brother, Nick - smart as a whip; cousin, Patrick - another standup gentleman.
And I must thank also Henry Frederick, who taught me whatever it is I know about writing in the form of journalism.
Frederick was always honest about my inabilities, which helped fashion whatever abilities I was able to create from raw talent and abled, experienced instruction. Truly, If not for the Barbers, and Mr Henry Frederick, I would not have had the wonderful opportunity to traverse to Florida and "pick 'em up and put them down" from January 2007 until Oct. 31, 2014.
And I must thank Jamie and Gabe Williams -- two friends who were ever there for me and taught me many important things as well. Both of them have been a blessing and a gift.
I appreciate you all immensely.
Editor's Note: Henry Frederick hired David Beilstein as a reporter when Frederick was the editor of the then-daily New Smyrna Beach Observer newspaper in 2007. Frederick left the Observer in July 2007 after seven months when it was converted to a weekl and then folded less thhan a year later. Beilstein resurfaced with Frederick on NSBNews.net a couple years later, writing a community column. NSBNews.net is the precursor to HeadlineSurfer.com, aka Headline Surfer®. Beilstein recently returned to his native Vermont due to lingering health issues and will continue his community column on an occasional basis.
Headline Surfer® is the award-winning 24/7 internet newspaper serving the Daytona Beach-Orlando metro region via HeadlineSurfer.com. Headline Surfer® is the umbrella trademark brand for HeadlineSurfer.com and its precursor, NSBNews.net (and VolusiaNews.net), all owned by NSBNEWS LLC, Henry Frederick, publisher and sole proprietor.