I heard today that Charlie Abbott passed away last week.
He was one of the main characters in living history down here in Collier County, and what a character he was. I am sorry to hear of his passing. At Old Florida Festival at the Collier County Museum, we will have an informal get together to remember him, on Saturday evening, November 7th.
I had the opportunity to meet Willie Johns today. He is on the board for the Seminole Wars Historic Foundation, and one of the historians for the Seminole Tribe. He is Muskogee Seminole, from the Brighton Reservation. It was indeed a pleasure.