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Fresh Slices of Old Florida

OLD FLORIDA IS tan bare feet. Turquoise waters. Pink motels. On cool evenings, it’s sweet tea on the porch of a rusty-roofed cabin. The smell of citrus blossoms. Banjos, harmonicas and fiddles. On a lazy Sunday, it’s quiet country roads with tunnel-like canopies of centuries-old live oaks. Mom and Pop gift shops. Roadside produce stands with sweet corn and watermelon. Old Florida is manatees. Crystal clear springs. Rope swings. An aluminum boat. Night crawlers. Mostly, Old Florida is home.






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Just another work day in Florida.
Thanks to terribadterrier for pointing out that this picture is of Grissom, White and Chaffee training for Apollo 1. All three died in a training accident fire. I was unaware since the source did not give a heading to the image. I can’t imagine having the level of bravery these men had training for something so unknown to us at the time. Sadly they made the ultimate sacrifice.

Just another work day in Florida.

Thanks to terribadterrier for pointing out that this picture is of Grissom, White and Chaffee training for Apollo 1. All three died in a training accident fire. I was unaware since the source did not give a heading to the image. I can’t imagine having the level of bravery these men had training for something so unknown to us at the time. Sadly they made the ultimate sacrifice.


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