Hi all! Jenny is starting a new round of Alphabe~Thursday and I thought I’d try to complete the alphabet through my state sort of like Jenny painting her way through the alphabet only I am going to show you some unique towns in Florida for each letter in the alphabet, only with a “stream of consciousness” twist to it. You might want to pay attention...there will be a quiz.
Well here goes~
Well here goes~
“A” is for Auburndale, Florida
That’s it, sort of center of the state, right under the I-4 sign. It’s a spit and miss it town located on the ridge that runs down the center of Florida.
Sooooh...I Googled images of Auburndale......and
I found a bunch of pics of all the lakes created by sinkholes in Auburndale……..
See what I mean?
Lake Lena, (top)that's my grandmother's name... and Lake Ariana, (center) sounds like a name from a Walt Disney production, and it has ... what looks like a little ...uh... ummm...a winkie off to the right? And then you see the deep blue waters of Lake Arietta on the right below that.
If you don’t know what a sinkhole is you can Google it.
Anyway, back to Auburndale…
Like I said.... I Googled images and …… hey wait a minute…what’s this?
Does anyone out there remember these guys? Well they were High School graduates from Auburndale High.
(L->R: Tully Stokes, Ron Whitney, Chuck Brown and Allen Keefer)
The Starfires (1959-1962)?
Chuck dropped out and went to law school in Tampa Florida and is now The Honorable Judge "Charlie" Brown
Ron & The Starfires (1963-1970)?Ron & the Starfires played as opening acts for quite a number of sixties artists including: The Shangri-las, The Birdwatchers, Tommy Roe, The Nightcrawlers, John Fred & His Playboy Band and Rufus Thomas and often shared the stage when in Daytona (Florida) with The Allman Joys.
Funny names huh?
Maybe you remember this?
Or even this?
Okay you don't have to cry, I'm going now. You can jump back to Jenny's blog here: off on my tangent
Thanks for stopping by!~Ames