It’s been a busy few weeks. The Geezer, Mrs. G and I have traveled around the state of Florida going to events, meeting some of you and generally having a good time. I’ve been to the Friends of the Library in Bonita Springs, the bluegrass music festival in Yeehaw Junction, the Whiskey Women’s Club in Fort Myers and the Florida State Fair in Tampa.
The Geezer spoke at these events. I pretty much did as I pleased. At Bonita Springs I had a chance to hob-nob with some of Southwest Florida’s nicest folks. I want to thank Frank and Fran Gallo for making us feel so welcome. Though I’ve heard the Geezer’s speech on the historical background behind his book, “Blue Water, Red Blood,” a few times, I pick up something new each time mainly due to the questions the audience asks.
Yeehaw and KD Bass’s Bluegrass Festival was a wonderful three days of paw tapping to the banjos, mandolins, fiddles and guitars. There were so many fine people and canines there, getting to know them was a blast. The Geezer and I met readers from all over the state. And, a lot of visitors from around the US.
Whiskey Creek Country Club was the site of the Geezer’s chance to “show-off” is knowledge of Fort Myers history. What a lovely, friendly bunch of ladies attended. They were interested in his mumblings and slide show. I have to admit the old boy’s mind was functioning on all three cylinders, the ones not rusted up.
Finally, the STATE FAIR! Wow! Double WOW! I got to visit the frontier village built as a permanent part of the Florida State Fair Grounds. It’s called Cracker Country. How cool it was to see the human’s dressed up like their ancestors and performing tasks like bull-whip making, carving, forging, and candle making the same as humans did 100 years ago. The Geezer was in his glory, talking to hundreds of people about Florida history and his books. By the way, the fair continues through Sunday, February 17. Visit if you get a chance.
I’ve asked Mrs. G to put some pictures in this post. They’re below.
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