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Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant reopens

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People drink at the bar on the first day that Stan's Idle Restaurant is open for the season on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Goodland, Fla. The restaurant's previous owner, Stanley Gober, died earlier this year. His son, Steve, assumed ownership. 'I'm excited to be back. We want to carry on the restaurant for my dad,' said Steve.

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Dania Maxwell/Staff People drink at the bar on the first day that Stan's Idle Restaurant is open for the season on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Goodland, Fla. The restaurant's previous owner, Stanley Gober, died earlier this year. His son, Steve, assumed ownership. "I'm excited to be back. We want to carry on the restaurant for my dad," said Steve.

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People dance around in a circle on the first day that Stan's Idle Restaurant is open for the season on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Goodland, Fla. The restaurant's previous owner, Stanley Gober, died earlier this year. His son, Steve, assumed ownership. 'I'm excited to be back. We want to carry on the restaurant for my dad,' said Steve.
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Buzzard Lope Queen Mary Martin, of Naples, throws up a peace sign as Jeff Hilt and the Stampede Band performs on stage at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Goodland, Fla. This is the first day the restaurant opens for the season, and since the death of the previous owner, Stanley Gober. His son, Steve, assumed ownership. 'I'm excited to be back. We want to carry on the restaurant for my dad,' said Steve.
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Larry Verhusen, Rose Kriberscheck, and Beverly Verhusen, left to right, share smiles while at Stan's Idle Restaurant for the reopening of the season on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Goodland, Fla. The Verhusen's came to the restaurant in honor of Stanley Gober, the previous owner who died earlier this year. His son, Steve, has assumed ownership this season.
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Buzzard Lope Queen Mary Martin, of Naples, kisses ladies as they come on stage to join her for the 'Buzzard Lope' dance at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Goodland, Fla. This is the first day the restaurant is open for the season, and since the death of the previous owner, Stanley Gober. His son, Steve, assumed ownership. 'I'm excited to be back. We want to carry on the restaurant for my dad,' said Steve.
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Buzzard Lope Queen Mary Martin, right, is joined by other ladies to dance the 'Buzzard Lope,' on stage at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Goodland, Fla. This is the first day the restaurant is open for the season, and since the death of the previous owner, Stanley Gober. His son, Steve, assumed ownership. 'I'm excited to be back. We want to carry on the restaurant for my dad,' said Steve.
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Ryan Darling, of Tripleshot, sings and plays the guitar with Marshall DeMott, center, and Jeff Hilt, left, at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Goodland, Fla. This is the first day of the season that the restaurant is open.
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Steve Gober gives a hug to Buzzard Lope Queen Mary Martin, of Naples, during Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant opening day for the season on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Goodland, Fla. Steve's father, and previous owner of the restaurant died earlier this year. Steve has assumed ownership. 'I'm excited to be back. We want to carry on the restaurant for my dad,' said Steve.
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People fill the dance-floor on the first day that Stan's Idle Restaurant is open for the season on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Goodland, Fla. The restaurant's previous owner, Stanley Gober, died earlier this year. His son, Steve, assumed ownership. 'I'm excited to be back. We want to carry on the restaurant for my dad,' said Steve.
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People drink at the bar on the first day that Stan's Idle Restaurant is open for the season on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Goodland, Fla. The restaurant's previous owner, Stanley Gober, died earlier this year. His son, Steve, assumed ownership. 'I'm excited to be back. We want to carry on the restaurant for my dad,' said Steve.
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Wilson Bromley is a regular at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant in Goodland, Fla. Wilson's owner, Mark Payne says his dog is famous to many locals. This is the first day the restaurant is open for the season.
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Lynn Gratkowski, center, takes a moment to pass some words to Patty Atashian, right, on the dance floor on the first day that Stan's Idle Restaurant is open for the season on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Goodland, Fla. The restaurant's previous owner, Stanley Gober, died earlier this year. His son, Steve, assumed ownership. 'I'm excited to be back. We want to carry on the restaurant for my dad,' said Steve.
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David Chadwick, left, and Sara Abalan, right, of New York, lay their hands on their hearts as the Star-Spangled Banner plays on loudspeakers at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Goodland, Fla. The couple came to the restaurant with their parents, who are from the area.
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A collage of photographs at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant shows Stanley Gober and other close family and friends. Stanley died earlier this year. His son, Steve, has assumed ownership of the restaurant.
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Steve Gober continues a tradition at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant to play the Star-Spangled Banner on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Goodland, Fla. This is the first day the restaurant is open for the season, and since the death of the previous owner, Stanley Gober. His son, Steve, assumed ownership. 'I'm excited to be back. We want to carry on the restaurant for my dad,' said Steve.

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