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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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Changes ahead for Old Florida. I never thought I would be blogging for more than a couple years after I started this history page on Tumblr. The intention was always to use images that inspire my writing and having essays published in the last few months really helped me get closer to personal goals. Now I’m handing the wheel over to my friend Rick Kilby from Orlando who runs his own Old Florida on Facebook and the popular Visual Ephemera on Blogspot. We share the same love of Florida history, concern about the preservation of historical sites, the environment and most importantly - mermaids. :) Rick also has a book coming out soon about the Fountain of Youth and he can even grasp the first rule of Tumblr: You don’t talk about Tumblr.
My last post here will be tomorrow and Rick will start Monday April 1st so I hope you continue to follow this blog. If you want to keep in touch visit me at my quiet dark and weird corner at southernpulp.tumblr.com I describe it as “Impulse, Oddity, Words, Florida” and there will be occasional strange Southern photos along with reblogs of things that catch my eye. It’s different and won’t appeal to everyone here, but it’s what feels good to me right now. Lately life is busier with my family, art projects, a growing garden and the future of Angry Pudding, so change is only natural. Please don’t be offended if I un-follow some of you, but I want Rick to be able to pick the blogs that interest him.
Thank you to the archivists, librarians, and collectors for the mermaids, swamps, remote places, vintage interiors, beach beauties, ugliness, and cracker pioneers. As for the awesome followers, occasional creepers and smart asses I give you all MUCH TUMBLR LOVE from the bottom of my heart. If I may leave you with this: Never abandon your creativity because someone doesn’t get it. If you let others dictate how to live your life, by the time you realize they were wrong, it might be too late. Regrets are like bags of wet sand and the older you get the heavier they weigh.
Thank you and I hope you enjoyed my Florida. <3 - Carmen K.
(Photo-Me@Fakahatchee K2 Trail)

Changes ahead for Old Florida. I never thought I would be blogging for more than a couple years after I started this history page on Tumblr. The intention was always to use images that inspire my writing and having essays published in the last few months really helped me get closer to personal goals. Now I’m handing the wheel over to my friend Rick Kilby from Orlando who runs his own Old Florida on Facebook and the popular Visual Ephemera on Blogspot. We share the same love of Florida history, concern about the preservation of historical sites, the environment and most importantly - mermaids. :) Rick also has a book coming out soon about the Fountain of Youth and he can even grasp the first rule of Tumblr: You don’t talk about Tumblr.

My last post here will be tomorrow and Rick will start Monday April 1st so I hope you continue to follow this blog. If you want to keep in touch visit me at my quiet dark and weird corner at southernpulp.tumblr.com I describe it as “Impulse, Oddity, Words, Florida” and there will be occasional strange Southern photos along with reblogs of things that catch my eye. It’s different and won’t appeal to everyone here, but it’s what feels good to me right now. Lately life is busier with my family, art projects, a growing garden and the future of Angry Pudding, so change is only natural. Please don’t be offended if I un-follow some of you, but I want Rick to be able to pick the blogs that interest him.

Thank you to the archivists, librarians, and collectors for the mermaids, swamps, remote places, vintage interiors, beach beauties, ugliness, and cracker pioneers. As for the awesome followers, occasional creepers and smart asses I give you all MUCH TUMBLR LOVE from the bottom of my heart. If I may leave you with this: Never abandon your creativity because someone doesn’t get it. If you let others dictate how to live your life, by the time you realize they were wrong, it might be too late. Regrets are like bags of wet sand and the older you get the heavier they weigh.

Thank you and I hope you enjoyed my Florida. <3 - Carmen K.

(Photo-Me@Fakahatchee K2 Trail)


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