Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tampa...My Kind of Town!


Friends visit us recently and we spend the day at Ybor City!



I am a fifth or sixth generation Tampan (or is it a Tampon?)...anyway, a girl from Tampa, Florida. I would know how many generations my family goes back if I ever finished our genealogy!! I love Tampa...not a perfect town but rich in history and flavor!
I have found this amazing book by The Turner Publishing Company called Historic Photos of Tampa, Text and captions by Ralph Brower. It is a collection of old photographs from Tampa, many that have never been published, and information about the history of Tampa to go with the pictures. I love this book...in fact so much so that since I have been invited to three parties this holiday season, this will be my hostess/host gift for each party!
If you go to The Turner Publishing Company web page...you will find other amazing books on other cities across America! Perfect Holiday gift!


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24 comments:

JWilson said...

Do they really call you tampons? The books sounds like a very cool hostess gift.

Lisa said...

I love the verse on your header.

jill jill bo bill said...

Tampons...heh heh

Susie said...

That does sound like a great hostess gift:-)

Tenakim said...

you're a Tampon- hee hee- Jill and I are what, like, in 4th grade?

Glenda, saved by grace said...

I love it! Tampons...I'm from Lindale and they call us Lindalians, makes perfect sence to me.

BoufMom9 said...

I love it! Tampons! LOL
I love looking up the history of my town and sharing that info with my kids and really, well, anyone who will listen. LOL
Happy Friday!

ps I know this is awful, but was it you or Rhonda that i won the Starbucks gift card from for guessing a vacation spot in Nevada? I feel like an idiot, but can't remember and want to send out some linky love :)

Gramma 2 Many said...

I hope it Tampan!! Great pictue. I have never been that far South. Someday maybe.

Missy said...

I love Tampa too! I giggled & woke the dog about the "Tampon" thing!

Heather said...

Bwhahahahaha!! A "tampon". Oh, that made coffee come out of my nose.

Lauren said...

I love history lessons.

Jennifer said...

I have never been to Tampa--will have to go one day! I think that book sounds like an excellent hostess gift!!

Rhonda said...

You are very fortunate to love where you live. Every winter I hate it here just a little bit more! Ugh!

But on the upside, the winter kills off our spiders so they don't get a chance to get really, really BIG! lol

angie said...

It looks like a wonderful book and a fantastic gift, especially for native Tampons......I mean Tampans. :)

jen721 said...

Why do things like tampons make us laugh so much. By teh way, I have tried in weeks past to post a comment and for some reason it has never let me. Yeah, I get to post today!

Ronda's Rants said...

I have had the same probelm with other blogs!!! What is the deal!
I hate when I got something to say...and can't!
I am glad you got through today!

careysue said...

It's funny I have a girlfriend here that lived in Tampa for 20 years, in fact her husband was a police there. She really misses it!!

She ran Marathons or went to some pirate festival help me out here!! Can't remember the name of it. Anyway she loved it! Gasparilla!!

Great post!

Ronda's Rants said...

My son has ran it...not me not even if someone were chasing me!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

There is a similar book about Minneapolis/St Paul called the Lost Twin Cities and I just ADORE it...

I bet that Tampon.. I mean Tampa book is WONDERFUL!!!

Van said...

Love geneology. Gives me a sense of belonging even though I have moved a jillion times and will never-ever be able to say that I have lived very long in any one place!

K8E said...

I grew up in Winter Park; I always loved going for a day trip to Tampa. It's a great town. Nice pics!

SuZ said...

I'm a Florida girl, born and raised. I've spent a ton of time in Tampa and just love love love it. :)

Tiffany said...

I haven't been to Ybor in FOREVER! Probably in....over 20 years!!!

Z's Mom said...

HAHAHAHA.....I couldn't get past the 1st sentence.

From now on....your are my friend, Ronda, the Tampon!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA