18 December 2006

 

More Cattle Drive

Today's Lakeland Ledger has a nice wrap-up piece about the recent Great Florida Cattle Drive.

I'm not nostalgic that the past was better, but I do think there's better value in recognizing change, its impact, than in ignoring same.

A way of life will be lost to this locale. That is a change of note.

When Mack's folks were here a week or so ago, I bought some clementines for munching. From Spain. There doesn't seem to be a lot of local citrus available anymore.

Of course, citrus growing was bigger than ranching back in the day. Near Clermont, the Citrus Tower stood over orange groves (orange and whatever) that spread as far as the eye could see. Now, given the view from its observation deck, it might better be called the suburbia tower.

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