The next time you are in Galveston take a few minutes to visit Nautical Antiques, one of many businesses that is back open after suffering extensive damage when Hurricane Ike struck the island in 2008.
The owners, Mike and Adrienne Culpepper, are also part of a group that is selling cool t-shirts to promote the pride and passion many feel about living in Galveston.
(you can learn more by visiting http://www.ibcgalveston.com/site/about-islander-by-choice.html)
The t-shirts are great for residents of the island and tourist who enjoy everything Galveston has to offer.
I think that both the antique shop and the t-shirt venture are two good examples of why Galveston shouldn’t be considered one of the top ten “dead cities” in America.
As I reported a few days ago, 24/7 Wall Street put Galveston on the list which also includes Detroit and New Orleans.
Sure, Galveston continues to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.
But, many of the people who live and work on the island won’t abandon their dreams of making their community stronger and better.
They are Islanders by Choice!