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    Ponte Vedran of the Week: Lyn Gabrielsen


    This week’s PV of the week, Lyn Gabrielsen, probably needs no introduction for many of you.  She’s been on just about every board in town, usually serving as president or chairman – Christ Episcopal Pre-School, Ocean Palms PTO, and Young Life – to name a few.

    Lyn was nominated to be PV of the week by a few people who wanted to make sure got props for all she has done for Community Pedscare and the upcoming Halloween Doors & More fundraising event.

    Ponte Vedra is lucky to have this committed, opinionated and kind lady in our midst. Without further ado….

    Name: Lyn Gabrielsen

    Occupation: Retired teacher, stay at home mom

    Where I grew up: Macon, GA

    A Ponte Vedran since: 2001

    Other Places I have lived? Valdosta, GA, Rome, GA and Macon,GA

    My favorite thing about Ponte Vedra: Excellent public schools

    My least favorite thing about Ponte Vedra: Traffic on A1A and that the closet Krispy Kreme is in Mandarin

    In my spare time I like too? Read, nap, hang out with our dog, Jake, sit at the beach, listen to Father Rick at Christ Church, watch movies with Jimmy and the kids, spend time at Ocean Palms Elementary School,
    visit with my friends

    Ponte Vedran you most admire: My mother-in-law, Bopsy Gabrielsen

    My favorite time in Ponte Vedra: The fall, especially during the holidays

    Dream Vacation other than Ponte Vedra? Scotland

    If I could invite anyone over to dinner – 2 Ponte Vedrans and one famous person – who would you invite? Pat Conroy and just me….I need  to talk to him all by myself 🙂

    Last time you went to the beach: A few days ago

    Last time you saw live music: Kind of embarrassing, two years ago, Darius Rucker at the Furyk and Friends Golf Classic

    Favorite Ponte Vedra organization: Young Life 

    Favorite Ponte Vedra restaurant (or area): Ruth’s Chris

    Favorite place for a cocktail: My friend Melissa Udekwu’s patio

    Favorite way to get exercise here: I don’t exercise! But, if I did, I’d say walking on the beach.

    Favorite movie: To Kill A Mockingbird

    Favorite TV show: Hart to Hart

    Favorite book: No way an English major can name one book! Ugh. Affected by life? CS Lewis’s Mere Christianity. Kept me up at night? Pat Conroy’s Beach Music. Favorite to teach? Hamlet. My recommendation
    for my children? The Last of the Really Great Wangdoodles by Julie Edwards (Andrews)

    Favorite band or music: Simon and Garfunkel; all Christmas music

    Something most people don’t know about you: I’m pretty much an open book, but many people may not know that I love QVC. I mean really love it.

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      Lyn, I’m very disappointed you’re not aware the Krispy Kreme on Atlantic is 5.9 miles closer to your house than the location on University . . . and you must conveniently drive past our neighborhood to get there!


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