Events
National Day of Listening
StoryCorps has initiated a celebration that they are calling the "National Day of Listening." This initiative by StoryCorps is designed to promote family conversations on a day that families are traditionally together, the day after Thanksgiving. As we gi ... Read more
Places
Street Map of Orlando, circa 1932
Street Map of Orlando, Showing Route of 23-mile Scenic Drive Around 18 Lakes Images are from a circa 1932 street map of Orlando, Florida, showing the route of a 23-mile scenic drive around 18 lakes.  The map was published by the Greater Orlando Ch ... Read more
Events
Halloween 2006 - House Party
We had a small Halloween party at my house off Econlockatchee Trail. I know we are too old for trick or treating, but we did it anyway! ... Read more
Topics
Remember when ...
JC Penney's store was located in downtown Orlando at the corner of Orange Avene and Washington Street?  If you worked downtown in the 1970's, it was a great place to go to during your lunch break. An overtime parking ticket only cost $1.00?&n ... Read more
Topics
You know you're from Orlando...
You know the meaning of OBT, and don't drive down it after 5pm. You are at Wal-mart more then you are at your own home. You find yourself humming the jingle for Premier Adult Factory Outlet. You prepare for hurricane season by buying pretzels and ... Read more
Places
The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios!
Who would have thought that the popular hit TV show - The Simpsons - would now be a smash ride at Universal Studios, Orlando in 2008? Certainly not I! I think this is something which defines Orlando as "NOW." ... Read more
Places
Orlando Then & Now
The changing face of Orlando!!!! [playlist ids="13845,13846,13847,13848,13849,13850,13851,13852"]   ... Read more
Events
My Favorite Orlando Memory
Orlando: The City BeautifulOrlando's history dates back to 1838 and the height of the Seminole Wars. The U.S. Army built Fort Gatlin south of the present day Orlando city limits to protect settlers from attacks by indians.By 1840, a small community had gr ... Read more