It’s brag time.
He says: "Lake Lucy Tales MUST be preserved. As a Floridian, I both treasure this book, and cry when I read it. The book describes life in the area just west of Orlando Florida, from 1914 to at least 1954. It describes a Florida I never saw. No need for air conditioning, because the dense trees converted the sunlight into plant life. Swimming in the local watering hole, instead of paying $40,000 for a pool ….
"The book has a chapter on a guy named Ralph Sias [Peggy Lantz’s father], who was pretty darn adventurous..... Ralph contrived a wire contraption to climb a 90-foot pine tree on his property.
"I came to Orlando in 1998, so I have memories of walking down the road, walking by a woods and having the temperature drop 5 degrees. This is as close as I get to the Sias family experience. Today all those woods are gone. Today, walking a mile to Seven-Eleven is an experience in heat stroke and dehydration.
Reading this book, I cry for my Florida....This book is a treasure."
— Steve Litt