Tis cold in Florida. Our friend Glenda from Okee says it is supposed to be in the 20’s there. They are picking their oranges. I hope the STATE’S fruit is not ruined.
I just went out and disconnected the water from the Motor home just in case the weather man is telling the truth, 22? Here? Unheard of (by me).
We are at the State Park in Fruitland Park, Florida. They rent canoes here and we were hoping to get one and do a little fishing and alligator hunting.
Back when I carried a boat with us all the time, we were fishing in Okeechobee. Fishing was slow and I saw a small opening just wide enough for the boat, into a cove. I pulled in. In doing so I disturbed a giant Alligator (13-14 ft.) he jumped into the water and went under the boat. Well, since Sherry did not yell, I could not act afraid, but I wet the hook for a minute, then said, “It doesn’t look like they are biting here.” I got out of there.
Later I said to my love, I am so proud of you, you did not scream, jump yell or anything when that big guy jumped in. She said she was too scared to do anything. (She just said that to make me feel good, ‘cause I was scared. LOL).
We have never had a confrontation with gators. They have been around the pier, near our boats, close enough to reach with a paddle at times but they have never bothered us. They know my wife carries a knife! Once when we were finishing clearing the water near the pier, we looked back in and a medium size guy about 8’ was right where we had stood a few minutes before. That will make you think.
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Why some Sports Figures Don’t need to get a Job:
*****Chuck Nevitt, North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice: "My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt." (I wonder if his IQ ever hit room temperature in January?)
******Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player: "I told him, 'Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?' He said, "Coach, I don't know and I don't care."