Frostproof struggles with growing or ...

Frostproof struggles with growing or disappearing

There are 120 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Oct 1, 2007, titled Frostproof struggles with growing or disappearing. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

There is no Wal-Mart or Publix here. No Chili's or Burger King. No mega subdivisions of cookie-cutter homes.

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DVC Member

South River, NJ

#98 Oct 5, 2007
FED UP wrote:
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Did you turn beet red and shake your first when you wrote that? I cannot speak for everyone else, but yes, I would completely prefer the North to go back where they came from. We wouldn't have the crime, the SUVs, the outrageous housing costs, congested roads and completely rude and obnoxious people poisoning our streets.
Comparing not wanting all the above with going back to slavery is lame, at best. The truth is the massive influx from NY and NJ changed the landscape in such a bad way that it will never be able to be fixed.
You are delusional to blame SUV's on the North. Oh, that's right: Y'all prefer pickup trucks. Housing costs are up EVERYWHERE, genius. Rude people are EVERYWHERE, not just in NJ and NY. And last I looked, you have a bigger problem with people sneaking in from the SOUTH, i.e., Cuba, Mexico, South America, then the leagal people from the North. Next thing, you'll try to blame the North if it rains. Grow up, clean up your own streets, and stop looking for someone to blame.

“Go home tourists & foreigners”

Since: Jun 07

Lakeland, FL

#99 Oct 5, 2007
DVC Member wrote:
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You are delusional to blame SUV's on the North. Oh, that's right: Y'all prefer pickup trucks. Housing costs are up EVERYWHERE, genius. Rude people are EVERYWHERE, not just in NJ and NY. And last I looked, you have a bigger problem with people sneaking in from the SOUTH, i.e., Cuba, Mexico, South America, then the leagal people from the North. Next thing, you'll try to blame the North if it rains. Grow up, clean up your own streets, and stop looking for someone to blame.
Just stay "up North" please.
Troof

Lake Mary, FL

#100 Oct 5, 2007
It's been almost a week. Isn't this hick town dead yet?
DVC Member

South River, NJ

#101 Oct 5, 2007
Jeff wrote:
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Just stay "up North" please.
And if we all did, wouldn't you lose your job at the Waffle House? This is your problem: You resent us, but you have no problem taking our money when we visit. And don't worry, I have no intention of 'clogging the streets' of the trailer park in which you live.
You Are Dumb

United States

#102 Oct 5, 2007
DVC Member wrote:
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And if we all did, wouldn't you lose your job at the Waffle House? This is your problem: You resent us, but you have no problem taking our money when we visit. And don't worry, I have no intention of 'clogging the streets' of the trailer park in which you live.
lmfao!!
Red Tide

Orlando, FL

#103 Oct 5, 2007
Troof wrote:
It's been almost a week. Isn't this hick town dead yet?
Look, someone from WINTER SPRINGS calling somewhere else a "hick town"!

That's FANTASTIC!

Keep the comedy coming, folks!!

“Go home tourists & foreigners”

Since: Jun 07

Lakeland, FL

#104 Oct 5, 2007
DVC Member wrote:
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And if we all did, wouldn't you lose your job at the Waffle House? This is your problem: You resent us, but you have no problem taking our money when we visit. And don't worry, I have no intention of 'clogging the streets' of the trailer park in which you live.
We don't want you to visit.

If Notherners are so successful and Southerners aren't , how come Northerners move South to take care of their families ? LOL

No trailer park here. lol

“Go home tourists & foreigners”

Since: Jun 07

Lakeland, FL

#105 Oct 5, 2007
DVC,

I have seen New Joisey. Pure filth and scum.

Are there any boids and toitles in Joisey ? LOL

“Go home tourists & foreigners”

Since: Jun 07

Lakeland, FL

#106 Oct 5, 2007
Red Tide wrote:
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Look, someone from WINTER SPRINGS calling somewhere else a "hick town"!
That's FANTASTIC!
Keep the comedy coming, folks!!
Actually , the Northerners have just about ruined Winter Springs the way they have Oveido. That's why that Northern moron said "hick town". LOL
Red Tide

Orlando, FL

#108 Oct 5, 2007
Jeff wrote:
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Actually , the Northerners have just about ruined Winter Springs the way they have Oveido. That's why that Northern moron said "hick town". LOL
Yeah, that's true, they both are pretty much modern suburban communities now, rather than cow or citrus towns ... but I wouldn't say its Northerners particularly, it seems more like everyone from eveywhere - from the Mid West to England and anywhere else - and also the fault of the people there that didn't plan or manage growth, except to try and profit off of it.

Plenty of blame to go around, but not so many hick towns left.

But so what, even Oviedo with its subdivisions and hiway access is nicer than New Jersey!

“Go home tourists & foreigners”

Since: Jun 07

Lakeland, FL

#112 Oct 5, 2007
jrs wrote:
<quoted text>How is "Deland or Deltona Sanford Umatilla or Eustis" any different then Chicago suburbs They aren't! in fact they're worse! only thing you have worth anything is the only thing you need weather!
Move back to that craphole then.

You moving here proves it must be trash.LOL
jrs

Melbourne, FL

#113 Oct 5, 2007
Jeff wrote:
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Move back to that craphole then.
You moving here proves it must be trash.LOL
Its none of your business which craphole I'm in you stay in yours I'll stay in mine we'll get along fine!
Chuck

Cape Coral, FL

#114 Oct 5, 2007
jrs wrote:
<quoted text>A traffic jam here only takes three cars how can you tell where someone was born by looking at a uniform citation? I'd rather go by the Birth Certificate would make more sense!I guarntee I drive way better then you!
how about when they run your record thru patrol car computer duh. They can pull up your entire history duh. Besides how many speeding tickets and wrecks have you had. It takes a skillful driver to avoid a wreck and I doubt you could out perform me on the track. Try traffic jam of population of 600,000 and more in this county. I say more due to illegal having children.
Chuck

Cape Coral, FL

#115 Oct 5, 2007
jrs wrote:
<quoted text>People never falsify info on uniformed citation for littering right!
that magnetic strip on back of driver's license has all that info encoded unless of course someone uses false ID then that is how idiots are caught!
jhackofalltrades

AOL

#116 Oct 5, 2007
Frostproof City Council fought tooth and nail to keep McDonald's out of the place. Worked pretty good for a while.

My Mom and Dad live there. And that's about all that I care about the little community. They've fought against change trying to keep things static and dead there forever. Congratulations are in order, I suppose.

When I was first sent the link, while I was waiting for the page to load, I speculated to my wife that the main idea behind the article was 'Your town makes me sad'.... turns out I was correct.

For those of you who care, I'm at least 3rd Generation Floridian. I lived in Frostproof my entire life until about 11 years ago and then moved half an hour north. The place is as dead and stale as a mausaleum. Everybody's friendly and everybody works in another town.
Chuck

Cape Coral, FL

#117 Oct 6, 2007
jhackofalltrades wrote:
Frostproof City Council fought tooth and nail to keep McDonald's out of the place. Worked pretty good for a while.
My Mom and Dad live there. And that's about all that I care about the little community. They've fought against change trying to keep things static and dead there forever. Congratulations are in order, I suppose.
When I was first sent the link, while I was waiting for the page to load, I speculated to my wife that the main idea behind the article was 'Your town makes me sad'.... turns out I was correct.
For those of you who care, I'm at least 3rd Generation Floridian. I lived in Frostproof my entire life until about 11 years ago and then moved half an hour north. The place is as dead and stale as a mausaleum. Everybody's friendly and everybody works in another town.
Thank you for being a true Floridian. We are getting to be a rare breed aren't we. I was born and raised in Florida and I am proud of that fact. But I am not fond of all this crazy development and I miss seeing wild-life like I used to see and I am not talking about Northerners!
LWAYD

Orlando, FL

#118 Oct 8, 2007
Chuck wrote:
<quoted text> Thank you for being a true Floridian. We are getting to be a rare breed aren't we. I was born and raised in Florida and I am proud of that fact.
What sense does it make to be proud of something that you have NO control over, and that you cannot take any credit for? You could have just as easily been born in 'Jersey, and then you could be "proud" of that, too!

You're not a Native Floridian, anyway .... the real natives were displaced when the immigrants (ie the Spanish and then the Colonists) came here.

Therefore, trying to distinguish yourself from the latest wave to immigrate here is splitting hairs at best.

“Go home tourists & foreigners”

Since: Jun 07

Lakeland, FL

#119 Oct 8, 2007
LWAYD wrote:
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What sense does it make to be proud of something that you have NO control over, and that you cannot take any credit for? You could have just as easily been born in 'Jersey, and then you could be "proud" of that, too!
You're not a Native Floridian, anyway .... the real natives were displaced when the immigrants (ie the Spanish and then the Colonists) came here.
Therefore, trying to distinguish yourself from the latest wave to immigrate here is splitting hairs at best.
Yawn
LWAYD

Orlando, FL

#120 Oct 8, 2007
Jeff wrote:
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Yawn
...said another white immigrant!
Chuck

Cape Coral, FL

#121 Oct 8, 2007
LWAYD wrote:
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What sense does it make to be proud of something that you have NO control over, and that you cannot take any credit for? You could have just as easily been born in 'Jersey, and then you could be "proud" of that, too!
You're not a Native Floridian, anyway .... the real natives were displaced when the immigrants (ie the Spanish and then the Colonists) came here.
Therefore, trying to distinguish yourself from the latest wave to immigrate here is splitting hairs at best.
My ancestors originaly came over on the Mayflower. I was born in Jacksonville Florida so what is your point?

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