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Old 03-26-2013, 03:55 PM
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240 students in our high school. No air,Really bad heat in the winter.So close to I-75 being built maybe 100 feet away. Windows would be wide open for some fresh air and your desk would be covered in dirt and sand.No problem for those IHM nuns who kept on teaching.
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I wonder how many true Floridians 2 generations or more actually exist here?
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every once in a while we meet a native Floridian. I always enjoy asking them what it was like before the invasion from the North. I enjoy even more their eagerness to tell one about it!!!!

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The invasion from the north started in 1861! ........Must be some mighty old-timers.
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I received that list sometime ago in an email from my brother who resided on Key Biscayne for many years. The first native Floridians I ever met were at Ft. Jackson in January of 1965. They both were about 20 old Caucasians and had enviable deep dark tans (in January!) that looked permanent, like I had never seen before in my life! One was a water skier at Cypress Gardens. He was even tanned between his toes. I have met several since and I can truthfully say I have liked every one of them.
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I wonder how many true Floridians 2 generations or more actually exist here?
I am only good for 52 years in The Sunshine State.
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Loved it!!!!!
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Pronunciation primer:

Okeechobee - Oak-ah-cho-be

Kissimmee - Ka-sim-e

Withlacoochee - With-la-who-chee

Thonotosass - Tho-no-ta-sas's

Micanopy - Mic-a-no-pee


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Pronunciation primer:

Okeechobee - Oak-ah-cho-be

Kissimmee - Ka-sim-e

Withlacoochee - With-la-who-chee

Thonotosass - Tho-no-ta-sas's

Micanopy - Mic-a-no-pee


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Mic-a-no-pee-in-Lake-Sumter
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Native Floridian here. I can remember when RT 301 was THE highway that you used to go north and south in Florida (no interstates). Took many trips in the 50s between Tampa and Jacksonville on Rt 301 and Dad always stopped for huge cheeseburgers in Wildwood. I believe it was that little restaurant on 301 that is still there in Wildwood. Back in those days it was just us poor rednecks who lived in this state. Few snowbirds, no money, separate black and white schools, no air conditioning, bicycles came from parts found at the dump, Gators were still the favorite team but games were only on radio, everybody went to church, no Disney, Silver Springs was THE attraction for tourists, WAPE was the new rock and roll station in Orange Park and a "tool of the devil", you could support your family with a 9th grade education, not much crime, no one knew the sun was bad for you, we bleached our hair with peroxide to be cool, penny loafers and white levis were worn, no shorts were allowed in church, we played outside in the woods with the snakes, all the girls were crazy for the Beatles, my wife and I started going together when she was 10 and I was 13 and that was not that unusual although we were not allowed to display public affection such as holding hands or kissing. It was a simpler time.

FYI, Micanopy was named after some old male Villagers with prostate problems (Me Can No Pee).
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Can someone tell me where number 8 is ?

8. You've driven through Yeehaw Junction
Spent the first night of my honeymoon there....
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Pronunciation primer:

Okeechobee - Oak-ah-cho-be

Kissimmee - Ka-sim-e

Withlacoochee - With-la-who-chee

Thonotosass - Tho-no-ta-sas's

Micanopy - Mic-a-no-pee


Your welcome
I live in Gainesville where UF trains journalism students on radio news. I laughed my a.. off when I heard what should sound like MickanOpey pronounced liked MycanOpee.
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re number 5: fire ant bites are usually on the feet or ankles and make a blister with white pus. I always pop them. It's fun. :0

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I wonder how many true Floridians 2 generations or more actually exist here?
One true Floridian here. My family settled in Florida in the 1700s.
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