Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tuesday: News from the Southern Hemisphere

Southern California’s Distinction Gallery is celebrating their 5-year anniversary this month with a solo show of Andy Haynes' new work: The Journal Entries of Changing Tides.
Good Cuban Food Worth the Drive in Masaryktown
Florida attracts dreamers; People who come to live out there dream in the Sunshine State.

One thing that many people ask is, "Now, where you from originally!" This is not said as an insult. It is said because there are so many people from so many different places, that we like to know where y'all are from.

Czechoslovakians were one group that came and settled central Florida.

They came to central Florida in 1927, and planted saplings, at first they grew well. But in the winter of 1926-1927 there was a freeze. The saplings died out. The Czechoslovakians replanted. But again in 1927-1928 there was a second freeze. Many dreamers left for new places.

But the people who staid decided to raise Chickens, for chickens do not usually freeze. By 1970 there were two thousand chickens for every person.
Masaryktown became the Egg Capitol of Florida. One place that remains of this Florida Egg Capitol is the Masaryktown Hotel.
Violet Cimbora reflected that the Hotel was the place to be in the Brooksville area:

We danced at the hotel.
We did the beseda that like our square dance.
On festival days we wore costumes.

Masarkytown (Cafe) Hotel still remains but now it serves Good Authentic Cuban Food.

To find the Masarkytown Hotel
Take US 41 to CR 574 A (turn at the OLD Gas Station now a Circle K) or
take SR 50 to US 41

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday: Due South: Watermellon Festival Monticello

Due South? Go Up to the South this weekend to the 59th Annual Watermelon Festival in Monticello Florida. South of South?

Monticello is the county seat for Jefferson County, Florida. Jefferson County in 1884 was the Producing King of the U.S. Watermelon. William M. Girardeau from Jefferson County, was the first to create a Watermelon Seed Separating Machine.

Why go? One can go for the following five reasons:
  1. Bed Races where held on June 5th. (Heehaw!)
  2. 10 AM Parade
  3. Drink Mint Juleps if your Lucky!
  4. Car Show
  5. Children's Theatre at Monticello's Opera house.
Come on up now you here!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday Going Deeper: Questions, Insights, Observations on Faith

Cough, Cough, Wheez, Wheez, should you go to Church when you are sick? Did God ever get sick? If God can get sick is that what the thunder and lightning is all about? Not that God gets sick for he is immutable. For all those suffering from Allergies and Ailments God Speed on a Recovery.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Money Mondays

Financial Lies from Peso Diablo:

Come on, Credit Cards are the facts of life, everyone does it, you should do it too...
Truth: Proverbs 22:vii
The rich rules over the poor,
and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

I Corinthians 7:xxiii
You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men.

Come on: buying a 500 dollar dog would be the best idea right now, it will show the love you have for your child, and make you feel better about life....

Luke 12:xv
And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

I Samuel 16:vii
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

You have power with your credit card, You can buy it and feel powerful in your purchase:
II Corinthians 12:vii-x
So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, [1] a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

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