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    Talking If you grew up in South Florida...

    Socks are only for bowling.

    You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.

    A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.

    Your winter coat is made of denim.

    You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.

    You are younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.

    Anything under 70 is chilly.

    You pass on the right and honk at the elderly, but pull over for a funeral.

    You have driven through Yeehaw Junction.

    You could swim before you could read.

    You have to drive North to get to the South.

    You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.

    You got out of school early on Halloween to trick-or-treat before it got dark.

    You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.

    You dread love bug season.

    You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren't Hurricane Charlie, Hurricane Frances....but Charlie , Frances , Ivan and Jeanne.

    You know what a snowbird is and when they will leave.

    You think a six foot alligator is actually pretty average.

    You were twelve before you ever saw snow, or you still haven't.

    "Down South" means Key West .

    You think New York drivers licenses should only be valid in New York .

    Flip-flops are everyday wear.

    Shoes are for business meetings and church.

    Sweet Tea can be served at any meal.

    An alligator once walked through your neighborhood.

    You smirk when a game show's Grand Prize is a trip or cruise to Florida .

    You measure distance in minutes.

    You have a drawer full of bathing suits and one sweatshirt.

    A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

    You think everyone from a bigger city has a northern accent.

    You know the four seasons really are.....Hurricane Season, Love Bug Season, Tourist Season and Summer.

    It's not soda, cola or pop. It's Coke regardless of brand or flavor, "What kinda coke you want?"

    Anything under 95 is just warm.

    You have hosted a hurricane party.

    You go to a theme park for an afternoon, and know when to get on the best rides ( Space Mountain during the Electric Light Parade)!

    You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than to have a boat yourself.

    You were 5 before you realized they made houses without pools.

    You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

    You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas.

    You recognize Miami/Dade as " Northern Cuba ."

    You understand the futility of exterminating cockroaches.
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
    Randy Cain.

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    That's pretty good. I am bout tired of the love bugs myself. They swarm my grill when I am cooking.
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    My wife, who grew up in Homestead, related to EVERY one of 'em........she didn't even laugh.


    Those are great Miggy
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    Drove through it? Heck, I've stopped in Yehaw Junction!

    When my daughter was in kindergarten, they were learning about the 4 seasons and she was struggling. I couldn't understand why until she explained......

    "But Daddy, they say Summer is when it's hot.....but it's always hot. They say Fall is when the leaves turn colors, and the leaves never change color here. They say that Winter is when it gets cold and snows, but it's never cold and I've never seen snow........and they say that in the Spring, the flowers bloom, but Mommy's flowers are always pretty.

    Poor kid........


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    Quote Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
    Drove through it? Heck, I've stopped in Yehaw Junction!
    OK,short of car trouble..... why?
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
    Randy Cain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    Drove through it? Heck, I've stopped in Yehaw Junction!

    OK,short of car trouble..... why?
    bathroom break...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    OK,short of car trouble..... why?
    Would you believe idle curiosity?

    Ok, then......a potty break for the 5 year old!

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    I think we must explain what Yehaw Junction is to those lost in the joke.

    Yehaw Junction is that empty crossroads town you see in the movies. Other than a motel and shacks offering discounted tickets for Florida attractions, there is literally nothing but maybe a traffic light and lots of dust.... if it is in season. There is actually more construction in all the road signs you see advertising the place along the highways than in the town itself. I driven at least twice by it, both times at night and both times I missed it 'cause I was not paying attention. Here is the satellite picture of it.

    Map of Latitude: 27 42 Min. 0 Sec. Longitude: -80 54 Min. 16 Sec., by MapQuest
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
    Randy Cain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
    Drove through it? Heck, I've stopped in Yehaw Junction!
    Heck, I live about 15 miles south of there.
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    Heh,

    Lifetime Floridian here, can relate to EVERY one of those...

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    I didn't grow up in florida, but I was stationed there (and VERY close to it in GA) and thought this should be added.

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