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The Snowbirds are coming! The Snowbirds are coming!

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Winter in Florida brings with it many changes; cooler temperatures, the changing of the leaves and the return of the Northern wildlife. Yes, that’s right; the Snowbirds have arrived once again. Their arrival is announced throughout the day by the wailing sirens of the various emergency vehicles responding to the many mishaps these part-time residents cause.

It’s not really surprising though considering the behavior of these creatures. They are notorious for driving at the posted speed limit, or quite often slower, in the left most lane of any roadway, either turn signal blinking continuously since 1968 with no intention whatsoever of shifting lanes or making a turn.

The most recognizable features of the Snowbird are the tufts of white hair exposed just above the front seat headrest and the bare knuckles gripped tightly against the steering wheel. God help them, but every road trip must be akin to Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.

Don’t get me wrong, if it weren’t for their arrival, we wouldn’t have all the Early Bird specials or two for one’s at the local restaurants. So come on down! Lace up your Rockports with your black knee high socks, pull your shorts up to your armpits and have a ball!

Just move over when those of us who have to work for a living are trying to get there.


Written by David A. Ufer

December 12, 2011 at 7:14 am

Posted in Florida

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  1. Funny….we feel the same way every summer when we are dealing with the white-tufted FL drivers up here!


    December 12, 2011 at 8:50 am

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