Uhhh, maybe now would be a good time……just walk away Renee…..
Only in the F L A I know can I take you to places you can play with the alligators every time; ok, maybe not actually play with them, they don’t seem to have the best disposition regardless of how cute and cuddly they might appear.
Do you know Florida did not really become popular until air conditioning became affordable and available to all? Ya think….and I knew that other Florida; we didn’t have air in our house or car until I was 15 yrs old. That would be called child abuse these days I believe….:).
I knew Florida before Disney; where did all these people come from?
I’m a fourth generation Floridian; it’s a good thing I wasn’t the first. I might not have stuck around long enough to create any kind of legacy. Because being in a semi-tropical climate, yes we have lots of inland water which grows bugs and other things that bite, and heat & humidity; I probably would have bailed out early and been a damn funny talkin’ Yankee.
Hey Cleetus, who are you saying talks funny; that’s like the pot calling the kettle black, huh?
Have you ever seen a country mosquito? Big…..
Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton, old times there are not forgotten…….
Do you know why we call roaches palmetto bugs? Marketing 101; who wants to move to a place that has roaches? You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig, right?
Somehow this became a Florida post; this was supposed to be about social. Really.
Well, once I put my original photo in, it kind of took a life of it’s own. That gator really was a beast, if you look closely, you can see it has some serious girth to it.
I’m proud of my southern heritage; it’s the only heritage I know. And I can trace from Mitchell Dorman who died on December 11, 1784 in North Carolina, that my direct Dorman line just kept migrating south. And no, I’m not racist and never have been, my parents taught us to accept all, regardless of the color of their skin or religion.
I guess when you grow up only two missed paychecks from being poor white trash it’s easy to be humble and inclusive…:).
Are you proud of your heritage; regardless of the baggage that might go along with it?
Sorry I took you along with me down my memory lane.
Dorman, it’s time for you to walk away….from this post at least….
Wow, did this go in an entirely different direction than I expected. I was going to talk about the people I see taking my path and moving to the passenger seat in here while letting others drive the social train. However, it still let me talk about me which is always a good thing, right? Wha?
I’ll humanely put this post down with some suthen’ terminology in case you want to fit in around these parts…..actually, because we have so many snow birds who relocate to this great state you don’t get the true southern flavor as you would in Mississippi or Alabama. But if you venture into some of the smaller towns where time has stood still you can easily detect a true Florida Cracker accent from the locals.
Here we go:
Coke – every soft drink is a coke; not pop, not soda, but Coke. Ask for a Coke and a true southerner will ask what kind would you like.
Fixin’ to – I’m fixin’ to go to the store, can I pick you up anything? I guess we aren’t really fixing anything, huh?
Might could – I might could pick you up some food while I’m out at the store.
Pocket book – not purse, but pocket book.
Bless your heart – Well, bless your heart, I’m sorry you are feeling so bad today.
Feel free to drop those in anytime and you’ll fit right in.
Y’all come back now, ya heah………..and maybe we’ll have some grits with that fried catfish, ok?