I’m Alice Sutton, the happy owner of the Bamboo Apartments on Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida.
Our family has owned this property since 1971. My grandparents built the apartments as their retirement home, and my parents and grandparents bought the Gulf front property a few years afterwards.
Here are my grandparents, Carmen and Avelino Torres in front of the sign in 1971. We were total hot stuff back then — we had COLOR TV and AC! My mom picked the name Bamboo Apartments. I am not sure why.
Here are my parents, Gladys and Ferdie Torres, circa 1980.
… and here is the third generation.
Sending you warm and sunny greetings —