In Florida: From Molars to Moonglow

In Stanley Spiro's case, the man, the hour, the music and the geography have met. Here you have this Long Island, N.Y., dentist who retires with his wife Thelma to Florida and becomes, in his words, "light-headed, lackadaisical." So he puts together a band, a big band -- Stan Spiro and the Townsmen Orchestra, featuring music in the Glenn Miller mood -- and all of a sudden retirement is a dream, just one long Moonlight Serenade.

"The first two sets, we spoon-feed them," Stan was explaining the other night at a place called O'Shea's, a vast waterfront establishment that seats 500...

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