On October 21, 1958 Harry MacArthur was born practically on this spot. By age three he was toddling around the restaurant trying to be helpful, but mostly being very trying.
Miss Pauline gave him the job of taking water to customers. Harry would fill the glasses, turn toward a table, stop, take a sip from each glass so he wouldn’t spill, then serve the water. While some patrons remember this as cute, it did not bode well for Harry’s future as a waiter.
He soon became kitchen help. When Harry left Hobe Sound in 1976, he uttered that now-famous MacArthur quote, “I shall return.”
Harry’s kitchen affairs took him from Switzerland to Hawaii. He has worked for Hyatt, Hilton, and Sheraton (including being Chef of Rovel at The Sheraton Grande in Los Angeles.) His recipes have been published in Sunset Magazine.
In April 1989, he gave his fellow natives that unforgettable grin and said “I have returned!”
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