Merry Christmas From Florida, Kindly Leave Your Baggage Behind

Merry Christmas from the Sunshine State of Florida. Living down south in Paradise used to be inexpensive, but everything (rent, food, etc) has skyrocketed since many snowbirds packed up and moved here permanently. With some of them dragging their baggage along with them. Wouldn’t it be great to build a whole new life? 😎

Merry Christmas from the Sunshine State.y leave your baggage behind where it belongs

I know a guy from Harlem NYC who moved to Florida to create a new and better life for himself. The Sunshine State is a great place to start over with a fresh new identity. As I’m doing now after an accident that left me stuck in a wheelchair. This Yankee from the hood brought all his NYC baggage down south with him trying to impress us, Please! 😆

An Insider Tour of NYC’s Most Horrible Slum – The Hole. Video credit, Project Gaia YouTube

Then there was another New Yorker who couldn’t stop bragging how good life was up north. The last community I lived in was Snowbird Paradise. Back in the 60s many northern folks and Canooks bought new mobile homes and came down south for the winter. The lot rent was around $150 back then. Today the average lot rent, not including the mobile home, is $800+ and most of the residents are good company.

Love my hood mural somewhere in Harlem NY

But this one asshole wouldn’t shut up about how good it was back in NYS, and making wisecracks saying, we don’t do it that way up north. One day several of us were hanging out at the pool, and here he came with a cold drink in his hand wearing flip-flops, and started the same old “how good it is up north” Well I had had one of those kinds of days, and blew a fuse hollering at the top of my voice, If everything is so much better up north, why not carry your Yankee ass back up there. From that day on he never bragged about NY again, and was fun to be around. Give them an inch they’ll take a mile! 😆 was registered in 1998 and is a large archive open to the public. I’m 72 years old and are a non drinker/smoker who has been around the block many times. I am self-educated in many trades, and mastering the www is my continuing adventure in cyberspace. I aim also looking for one good woman to share my golden years with, Is that you? Contact me! 😏

3 Thoughts to “Merry Christmas From Florida, Kindly Leave Your Baggage Behind”

  1. PatKat

    Hold on…lots are leaving Florida now, thanks to your home insurance fiasco, raging high property taxes and overcrowding plus soaring crime and drugs. Last eight houses sold JUST AROUND ME ini he Vol state, were escapees from Florida. There’s hope for you.

    1. Ed 'Doc' Koon

      Yeah, things are not as great as they once were, but still beats living in an urban slum. These were the good old days as I grew up.

    2. fla tired of blue whiners

      People leaving is a good thing too, as long as they think blue. Just because someone came down here does not mean they are good for here. A lot of that stuff you complain about, is a blue thing, they bring with them. The insurance though, yah, that’s a rough one, but hopefully it gets worked out. The ins co’s will F you any which way they can though, so thats a rough fight.

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