Thursday, April 02, 2015


A Texan, while visiting Toronto, found himself in the back seat of a taxi cab on the way to his hotel. Passing by the Royal York the Texan asked the cab driver, "What's that building there?"
"That's the Royal York Hotel," replied the cabbie.
"The Royal York? How long did it take to build that?" asked the Texan.
"About 12 years," replied the cabbie.
"12 years? We build 'em twice as high, twice as wide and four times as long down in Texas, and we do that in six months."
A while later the cab driver makes his was past the Metro-Toronto Convention Centre. "What's that building over there?" asked the Texan.
"That's the Metro-Toronto Convention Centre," replied the cabbie.
"Convention Centre? How long'd it take to build that?" asked the Texan.
"About three years," replied the cabbie.
"Three years? We build 'em twice as high, three times as long and four times as wide as that down in Texas, and it only takes us about two weeks."
Shortly thereafter the cabbie drives past the CN Tower. "What's that building there?" asks the Texan, pointing at the tower.
"Danged if I know," replied the cabbie, "It wasn't here when I drove by yesterday."

Florida was discovered and claimed for Spain in 1513 by Ponce de Leon, a guy who looked for a vacation resort for Queen Isabella. The reason he was chosen for this job was he had vacation time coming to him and besides, all the kids in Spain were making fun of his name.

“Hey, Panzie Ponce, where did you get that name?” was often heard and he needed to get away.

Today of course, thousands of people have discovered that Florida is to their liking and have migrated down there to get away. Booking a plane is a lot easier and cheaper than booking a boat to Florida, and that is where you will find half of the world, and most of my classmates from high school. It is the place to go when you had enough of the hard life, mainly the snow, and this year in the Northeast a case can be made for going down there.

Where's Disney World???
I’m not a big fan of Florida: no I don’t care for the humidity and unpredictability of the weather particularly in the winter where it can be as cold as it is in the north. Besides, I like the cold weather and was getting used to it since I can handle it better than I used to. It seems that my workouts really paid off this winter, getting me through the snow shoveling so many days.

But just about everybody is looking to go south to Florida these days and roast in the summer, basted by their own perspiration, and if you think about it, there is no real psychological relief, knowing that you don’t have fall and the briskness of the seasonal changes. I enjoy knowing I will get that Christmas and New Year’s feeling you get from the weather, that when the fall arrives, I can watch a college football game with a sweater and Granny Apple, and maybe some hard cider. It’s all in the weather, don’t you know?

They stayed north
Now if you live in Florida you might say: “I just go north for the holidays and in the dead of summer, north once again!” Well if you are going north so often, what the Hell, we northerners love it, why not find a place up here?


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  • So true. where else can you get three beautiful seasons, a "short" winter "wonderland" to warm the heart for the Holidays,and enjoy just "living on an Island" year round, with so much to do, if you look for it!

    By Anonymous Avid reader, at 3:40 AM  

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