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Portraits at the Farmers Market. Lakes Park, Ft. Myers, Fla. January 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©.

Faces at the Farmers Market. Lakes Park, Ft. Myers, Fla. January 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©.

 

 

KERMIT RUFFINS   “Exactly Like You.”

 

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Lakes Park, Ft. Myers, Fla.

Lakes Park, Ft. Myers, Fla. January, 2015.  Click to enlarge.  By Paul Goldfinger ©  Blogfinger.net

 

ELIZABETH COTTEN  “Jenny”

 

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From the “Faces at the Farmers’ Market” series.  Ft. Myers, Fla.      January 2015. Paul Goldfinger ©

 

 

PATRICK RIGUELLE AND JOHN TERRA.   This song’s lyrics were written by Neil Diamond in 1967.  From the album Songs From the Brill Building:

 

 

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Flower stand attracts a Florida honey bee. By Paul Goldfinger ©.

Flower stand attracts a Florida honey bee. By Paul Goldfinger ©. Click to make her more apparent.  Look downward carefully.  March, 2016

 

THE LITTLE WILLIES

 

Wisconsin cheese man. Paul Goldfinger photo . ©

Wisconsin cheese man. Paul Goldfinger photo . ©

 

MIRANDA LAMBERT  with PISTOL ANNIES:    “Run Daddy Run”  from the Hunger Games soundtrack.

 

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Micanopy, Florida. Settled 1821 after Spain sold Florida to the US.  One mile square former Indian village.  Pop. 638  (2016)   Now on the National Register of Historic Places   Paul Goldfinger © December, 2017.   Micanopy series:  #1

 

CAROLINE WESTFALL:

 

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Tampa, Florida. Food truck event. 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Tampa, Florida. Food truck event. 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Click to enlarge.

 

PEGGY LEE

 

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Tropicana Park, Ft. Myers, Florida. Paul Goldfinger photograph © 2016.  Click to enlarge, and please pick up after your dog.  This crowd is smiling because the San Carlos Blvd. Walgreen’s has just received a shipment of Viagra  (generic of course.)

They also are happy because somehow Irma failed to blow this manufactured home community of nearly 500 units to Kingdom Come.  A few roofs were blown off, and some carports fell victim to the winds, but, despite the Gulf nearby, there was no serious flooding.  Power was out for 5 days.

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This Tropicana home was hit hard by Irma. It looks like a tree fell on it. Photo 1/15/18 Blogfinger photo ©

So these seniors are able to return to their life of bingo, hot dog parties, competitive shuffle board (where they actually have a verb “to shuffle”…as in  “We’re going to shuffle this morning,”) golf, fishing, boating, or just hanging around.

Most of the folks in Tropicana are from the Midwest—–Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, etc. It is rare to see Jersey plates.  Some people wear cheese on their heads; others fly green and gold flags  (Green Bay Packers.)

My neighbors are from Kentucky.  They call me “Doc.”   I’m not sure they know my actual name,  although that’s true also in OG where they call me Blogfinger. On the other hand, I like nicknames—–just ask the Groaners.

And they have lots of 3-wheeler bikes and golf carts. There are early bird specials nearby where you can get a lobster dinner for 12 bucks.  And the swimming pools (2 of them) are heated, even in tropical temperatures.

Nearby are quite a few fancy gated communities where it’s more of a country club atmosphere.  And, of course, the east coast  (Hollywood, Ft. Lauderdale, etc.) is another story altogether.  There you can get a great bagel and  hot pastrami sandwich.

But, in the middle of winter, all of south Florida shares the blessing of great weather, and that alone is worth the journey.

We are going down this week. So, if you can stand it, you will see some warm weather on Blogfinger.  If you learn of any news,  please let us know and send pictures.    If they start digging at the North End we would like that scoop.

And don’t try to enter our house.  We have a very strong Grover with a black dog staying there. His name is Stephen Goldfinger.

If you know of an efficiency apt. in the Grove, to rent, Stephen is looking for one. Contact us at blogfinger@verizon.net.

Here’s a link to a BF post about him:

Our Correspondent in New York City: Stephen Goldfinger

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

 

THE BAND (CONCERT VERSION WITH BOBBY CHARLES)  “Down South in New Orleans.”

“Ship’s at anchor, my suitcase packed,
Got a one way ticket, ain’t comin’ back.
Life’s a pleasure, love’s no dream,
Down south in New Orleans.”

I’m afraid you can’t substitute the name Ft. Myers for New Orleans, but you get the idea of heading south for pleasure, even if it’s Hot Dog Day in Tropicana Park rather then the NO version of a hot time.

 

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This beach in Ft. Myers, Florida is named for a great American: Ralph Bunche, winner of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize.   ©Paul Goldfinger photo. Posted on the occasion of Martin Luther King’s birthday (Jan 18, 2016).  Click to enlarge this image.

 

 

SOUNDTRACK:  Silver Wings: by Garrett Hedlund:

 

 

Here is a link to our main article about Ralph Bunche:

Remembering Ralph Bunche, a civil rights leader and maker of international peace.

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Seasons 52 in Palm Beach Gardens,  Fla.   February 21, 2019. Paul Goldfinger ©


LOS LOBOS  from the movie The Mambo Kings “Beautiful Maria of My Soul.”

 

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Fort Myers, Fla. undated. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Fort Myers, Fla. undated. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

 

We posted this in September 2021 and never received a single complaint about calling us a “Florida trailer park”

 

THE HOT SARDINES—All they’ve got to give is…you know.

 

 

 

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