How To Fly the Flag
The flag should be raised and lowered by hand. Never raise the flag while it is
furled; unfurl, then hoist quickly to the peak of the flagstaff. It should be
lowered slowly and ceremoniously. The flag should never be allowed to touch
anything beneath it, such as the ground or the floor. The flying of the flag at
half-staff is a sign of mourning.
When flown at half-staff, the flag should be first hoisted to the peak, then
immediately lowered to the half-staff position. It should be raised to the peak
again for a moment before it is lowered for the day. Half-staff is the point
midway between top and bottom of the flagstaff. On Memorial Day in May, the
flag should fly at half-staff from sunrise until noon and at full-staff from
noon until sunset.
“Y” stands for Ybor Cityand is a historic
neighborhood in Tampa, Florida.It was founded in the 1880s by Vincente Martinez Ybor. Mr. Yborbought 40 acres of land next to Tampa and
founded an industrial city devoted to the manufacture of cigars in 1886. He
built housing and imported workers from Italy, Spain and
Cuba. Workers in the cigar
factories rolled millions of cigars annually.
Ybor City is home to one of my favorite
restaurants, The Columbia Restaurant. Founded in 1905, the landmark is still
owned by the Hernandez/Gonzmart family and serves Spanish and Cuban cuisine.
and I love eating in the court yard.
I love Cuban
off with a cup of Black bean soup, or maybe a bowl. :)
And a salad
which is made tableside.
Then here’s the hard part…choosing the main
course. There is just too many excellent dishes to choose from.
Boliche? or Chicken Arroz con Pollo? or a Palomilla
You've got to try the Mojito's! OK OK maybe two or three! :)
To end the meal Flan is always good, or
maybe the Tres Leche cake…… okay maybe both.
A Flan is a like a creamy custard and Tres
Leche means 3 milk cake. Oh so good!
And of course I alwaysfollow up dinner with a Cuban coffee with my
If you are ever in Tampa, make The Columbia Restaurant
a “must go to place!” After dinner you can wander next door and watch an old
gentleman roll cigars.
There is a lot of neat architecture in Ybor
City. Why don’t you Google it. You’ll want to go see it all!
If you want to learn more about
Cuban food here is an excellent website.
It is home to the Harry-Anna Crippled Children’s Home.
Harry Miller, and his wife Anna,
donated their three story hotel in Umatilla to the Elks Club project for
crippled children. It was renamed the Harry-Anna Crippled Children’s Home. That
was very generous.
Not really much to tell about
Umatilla other than it has a colorful past that relates back to a seven term Lake
County Sheriff by the name of Willis Virgil McCall.
*Just for the record, I don’t think any Sheriff should be allowed to
sit in office for seven terms.
Several incidents regarding Civil
Rights Violations, beatings and murder occurred during Sheriff Willis’ 28 year
tenure; The Groveland Four, The Harry T. Moore bombing, The Platt Children, and
The Vickers incident.
again, Florida’s ugly past rears its head in my blog. The past plays a role in shaping
Florida’s future so I couldn’t leave it out.
published a memoir about his experiences, The Wisdom of Willis McCall,
in which he defends his long career as sheriff and responds to his critics. He
died on April 28, 1994 at the age of 84. His reputation was so damning even the
Lake County Commissioner’s voted unanimously to remove his name from a county
book relating to this violent Sherriff is The Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King.
are interested in reading more about this notorious Sheriff you can Google Willis
Virgil McCall and learn more about the incidents cited above.
Now for something really ugly….
I got all my stitches out and boy is it sore!
Well that’s my contribution for this week’s
“Umatilla“ and “Ugly”
Thanks for Stopping by! ~Ames
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The Old Capital building
stands in front of the New Capital building
If you would like to visit
the old Capital building , which is on the National Register of Historical
Places, here is link to check out: http://www.flhistoriccapitol.gov/
Tallahassee is located 158
miles West of Jacksonville and 100 miles East of Panama City, which is in the
panhandle of Florida. Interstate 10 runs East /West through Tallahassee.
people think the shape of Florida, a peninsula but called worse, is indicative
of the type of people that make up our great State.
know it just sort of hangs there off the Southern end of the United States….
we have had some issues regarding Politics…..
the hanging chad fiasco?
Ummm…..How could I forget.
that and our fair share of negative historical events.
is a beautiful State,
cultural and diverse State,
yes it is a touristy State.
mean just think…
are surrounded by water but suffer through droughts.
live in a tropical climate but have had snow.
Just something to ponder. :)
Since most people can Google anything they want to know about Florida ....
leave you with this….just for FUN!
You know you're a Floridianif....
Socks are only for bowling.
You never use an umbrella because 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're younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.
Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.
You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.
You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.
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
Charley or Hurricane Frances. You know them as Andrew, Charley, Frances, Ivan,
Jeanne, Wilma, Irene, Cheryl, Rita, Mary, Alison
You know what a snowbird is and when they all leave.
You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.
'Down South' means Key West .
Flip-flops are everyday wear. Shoes are for business meetings and church, but
you HAVE worn flip flops to church before.
You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt..
A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.
You know the four seasons really are: hurricane season, love bug season,
tourist season and summer.
You've hosted a hurricane party.
You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Withlacoochee , Thonotosassa and
You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat
You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas and New Years.
Thanks for stopping
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