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 1936
Street Map of Orlando, Showing Route of 23-mile Scenic Drive Around 18 Lakes Images are from a 1936 street map of Orlando, Florida, showing the route of a 23-mile scenic drive around 18 lakes.  The map was published by the City of Orlando.. Additio ... 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! John Lennon Paul Bunyan The Invisible Man and Scarlett Cultist. Raiden god of Thunder John Len ... Read more
Topics
Remember when ...
Remember when ... JC Penney's store was located in downtown Orlando at the corner of Orange Avenue 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 co ... Read more
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You know you're from Orlando...
You know you're from Orlando if ... 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 hu ... Read more
Places
The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios!
The Simpson's Ride Who would have thought that the popular hit television 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." The Simpsons, t ... Read more
Events
My Favorite Orlando Memory
ABOVE: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. One of only a few locations in all of Orlando, this Krispy Kreme location supplied me with early morning donuts on the way to work and, occasionally, a family snack before dinner (OK...OK....dinner)! Having first had Krispy ... Read more