Our neighbor Charlie Rudd was born in Sarasota Florida in 1929. He has lived in Huntley Hills for 44 years and was a charter member and long time treasurer of the Huntley Hills Neighborhood Association. He was especially helpful
during the traffic calming process – he was awesome at getting signatures and even took on some streets other than his portion of Admiral. He was one of the best volunteers.
Before he was born, his father was in charge of dredging mangrove-covered sandbars to create Longboat, Siesta and Lido Keys. They owned their home, had two cars and a telephone.
Then the Great Depression arrived. They sold one car and let go of the telephone. Instead of his steady job in Sarasota his father had to pick up small jobs working on flood control and the intercoastal waterway. They moved 24 times by the time he started second grade.