The Old Fool lived for 30 years in Tampa, Florida and he has a few words for Republicans on hurricanes. One of the first bits of advice he received on his arrival in Tampa was that he who predicts the weather in Florida is either a Yankee or a fool. You might have an idea how that turned out!
Also there is a legend from the Native Americans. When the wind and the sky seemed to indicate a hurricane was coming they dropped everthing and headed for the Tampa Bay Area. Experience had taught them that hurricanes seldom strike that part of Florida.
Actually, Rhoda and the Old Fool never experienced a full fledged hurricane in all the fifty-three years they lived in Florida. Once when going on vacation they left their daughter in the care of Ralph and Kathryn Graham. A hurricane hit Tampa and she remembers it well.
The Grahams lived in a frame house that rested on concrete blocks. Those old Florida pine buildings could toughly resist termites and hurricanes. According to Rachel, she and Kathryn embroidered while the hurricane roared.
The Bible-reading Republicans should know that the Florida sun shines and its hurricanes pound on the just and the unjust alike. Convention goers will be received in Tampa with a gracious southern hospitality that may include a generous serving of authentic Spanish chicken and yellow rice. The Tampa airport is noted as one of the more convenient ports in the world.