Have you ever taken a ride on the famous glass bottom boats at Silver Springs?
Facebook fans David Lee McMullen and Patricia Wiggins Austin shared these photos with us and we want to see yours too!
Happy National Pie Day! Florida has our very own pie to celebrate… the Key Lime Pie! Effective July 1, 2006, the tangy treat became the official state pie.
Try out this classic recipe and celebrate today!
We don’t like to admit it, but sometimes it gets a little chilly in Florida… and every once in a great while we even get a few magical flakes of snow.
It’s National Hat Day!
Hats are the perfect accessory to complete your outfit and shield you from the sun. So don your favorite and celebrate!
January is National Hobby Month! It’s the perfect time to keep that New Year’s Resolution and finish that quilt, collect those stamps, or hike that hill!
Baby New Year had a long night, so instead here’s a selection of baby photos to help usher in the rebirth of the year.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a…
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!
“Now Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St. Nicholas too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”
Stumped about what to get your loved ones this holiday season? We’ve got a few ideas…
Make-up kits are perfect for toddlers. What could go wrong?
Little kids love alligators! Although, we’d suggest the fake plushy kind…
An underwater photography session? Make sure to include diving supplies!
Who doesn’t want an ostrich for a house pet?
Mom would love a nice, relaxing pedicure! We hear elephant trainers offer great rates…
You can get them a car that’s just like Dad’s… just not as fast.
The rattlesnake hat is all the rage.. somewhere.
Or, you can just get that box of oranges you’ve been promising for years…
But, seriously, if you really want to get that Florida lover in your life a GREAT present, remember that all of our photographs are available for ordering and make a wonderful addition to any home: http://www.floridamemory.com/photographiccollection/refpricelist.php.
Merry Christmas Card Day! Have you sent yours yet?
Emmett Kelly, Ringling Circus clown known for his hobo pantomime character “Weary Willie,” used this photograph, taken by Joe Steinmetz, for his Christmas card in 1955. Lois Duncan, Joe’s daughter, shared with us the story behind this photograph.
James Billie is Chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. He frequently performed at the Florida Folk Festival in the 1980s.
We have celebrities hidden throughout our collections, but can you guess who they are? No cheating!
Do you recognize the second player from the right? He’s still involved in the football world and appears on your television every Saturday morning during the college season.
How about this FSU football star? He’s run the Longest Yard both on the field and the silver screen.
What about the student in this video clip? Many doors opened for him during his music career.