• As It Should Be

  • Tales of Old Florida
  • By: Lance Edwards
  • Narrated by: Lance Edwards
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Comprised of vignettes from his own experiences of growing up in Central Florida, this native Floridian reveals "Old Florida" through its land, its people and their relationship to the times. This is not the Florida of the travel brochures or the concrete and glass glitz of the developers but rather the real Florida as known only by those who are proud to call themselves (or declare themselves) native Floridians. Laugh and cry with the exploits of these tough and proud people.

©2019 Lance Edwards (P)2019 Lance Edwards
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  • Categories: History

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Lots of boasting for a bit of History

I picked that book thinking the author would help me understand and love Florida better. Maybe it will, once I digest the content and forget the format.. I have to say that the "Southern red neck boasting" is a bit too much for me, but past that annoying "formality", i discovered a deep respect for the natural Floridian environment that helps me forgive the brutality ot it.

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Connections

Overall a great story about old Florida. I loved all the different connections about made about old Florida and where we are today. It’s totally worth the listen.

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Not for me

The stories were somewhat interesting but they were all over the place. I thought this would be more all over stories of Florida. Not just about this specific family.

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Surprisingly enjoyable

A nice mix of stories, Facts and life lessons about old Florida and today. Enjoy

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Crackers

As a Florida Cracker myself I have a lot in common with Lance. My family has a beach house on the north end of Little Gasparilla island. Lance is absolutely right about how bad the red tide was. it was the worse smell of rotting sea life I have ever experienced. I'm now 70 and I have tried to change the land we have back to the way God made it so my grandchildren and their children can enjoy the time's I had growing up in south east Polk county Florida. I was fortunate to have bought 11 acres of Swamp with a creek running through it for my grandchildren and future generations. I also found some wild native Florida orchids on the property which gave me the idea to repopulate the Swamp with more Native Florida orchids for future generations to see and enjoy. I've now finished the orchid project and sit back and watch how each variety grows and flowers. Like Lance I love Florida and it's history and yes my 3rd Great grandfather fought for the Confederacy !!!

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A perspective of truth.

I found this book to be very interesting and full of the very reasons Florida amongst other states are dying due to greed in politics.

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great stories about lives in old florida

wow, what a great book. thank you for your great history. a great collection of real life in old Florida.