Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spring - 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - Week #14

Week 14. Spring. What was spring like where and when you grew up? Describe not only the climate, but how the season influenced your activities, food choices, etc.

Growing up in Central Florida, the start of spring marked the end of cooler weather. Spring here usually starts out with high temperatures in the upper 70's and ends with temperatures in the 90's. Spring can be very stormy with fronts coming through and even occasional tornadoes. When we were growing up, spring meant the end of long sleeves and the return of shorts and sandals. While it was sometimes warm enough to go the beach or out in the boat during winter, we went more frequently when spring arrived.

We always had a week long spring break from school and often went to the Florida Keys for boating and swimming. We enjoyed fresh seafood whether or not we caught it ourselves and Key lime pie was a favorite treat. The traditional Key lime pie is made with the small, yellow key limes grown in the Keys and is a custard pie in a graham cracker crust with a meringue topping. Key limes are not green, so the pie shouldn't be either!

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