This vintage linen postcard booklet from mid-century Miami Beach reminds me that it's nearly time for my annual trek into the swamps of Florida to visit my retired parents. They followed in the footsteps of my grandparents, who retired to Florida decades earlier.
Florida is the last place I'd go to retire, frankly, so I can clearly understand why some who have retired there have reversed course (at least half-way), and are now flocking to North Carolina, where they can enjoy a climate containing all Four Seasons. It would seem like the only sane thing to do. Floridians love North Carolina. Or so it would seem. The locals call them 'Half-Backs'. A term specifically referring to those Floridians, originally from one of the Northern industrial cities (e.g., Chicago) who retired to sunny Florida but decided to relocated to North Carolina--instead of returning all the way back home.
Recently, I saw a bumper sticker in Asheville that summed up the general feeling about Half-Backs: It read, "Yankee Go Back to Florida!"