A boulder on a Florida beach is part of a history that began in the 1960s, and is still being told by locals.
Key points:The boulder has been on the beach for nearly a century and a halfThe boulder was made by a couple in Florida who were seeking a way to commemorate a special occasionA rock on the Florida beach has been sitting on a rock shelf since 1954It’s a time capsule, but this one’s not just about history.
A couple in Miami, Florida, were on a trip to their home town when they stumbled across a rock in a pond, and a rock was what they came up with.
The couple named it ‘The Rock’, and it has been a fixture on their front lawn ever since.
The rock has since been sitting for decades on the stone shelf of a local business.
The couple, Joe and Mary Larkin, started making rocks out of stones and cement blocks.
They then began using a saw and hammer to carve out the shape of the boulder.
“We just made it out of the rocks and the cement,” Ms Larkin said.
Mr Larkin has since sold the business, but he said he plans to keep it up for the rest of his life.
“I love the stones, they’re so beautiful,” he said.
“They look like a piece of the past.
He said he wanted to create something for the community and keep it that way.
This is a time machine” “This is the story of the history of a little rock,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.”
It was just sitting there on the rocks shelf.”
We decided to do something special.
We thought it would be good to bring it back to the community to celebrate something special.
“Mr Larkins’ rock has remained on the shelf for more than a century, and he said the couple was hoping it would inspire others to do the same.”
People just want to know that we’ve had something special,” he joked.
After more than 40 years, the rock has been moved to a museum and is now being displayed.
It is one of more than 100 rocks Mr Larkin says he has made from his home rocks, but it has not been part of the museum’s permanent collection.”
You don’t want to lose something that you love,” he explained.
To celebrate the milestone, Mr Larkin has started a Facebook page and is planning to give away the rock to local businesses.”
If you go into a store, ask if you can buy it,” he wrote.
If you’re interested in donating, you can contact the museum by emailing [email protected] or calling 1800 672 710.
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