In 1933, my father Patrick Smith, took a two week road trip through Florida with his family. It was truly a trip of a lifetime for an 8 year-old boy from a small town in South Mississippi, and even in his 80’s he remembered it like it was yesterday.
A few years ago, I was able to film him sharing that trip. I like to call it a Trip Down Memory Lane. It is one of the scenes in the DVD, Patrick Smith’s Florida: A Sense of Place.
A while ago I shared this clip on Facebook and it has now had almost a million views and has been shared over 26,000 times!
Here is that clip. Enjoy!
(If you can’t view it here, click here to watch it on YouTube.)
I’ve included this clip in my multimedia show and it never fails to get a huge round of applause and lots of praise. People always tell me how much it means to them and thank me for sharing it. It’s just a small part of that DVD, Patrick Smith’s Florida: A Sense of Place. Patrick Smith tells many more touching and funny stories in the DVD, so you probably will want to order one to share with your friends and family.
We’re right in the middle of that speaking tour now and are literally living “on the road.” I have plenty of the DVDs with me and will ship your copy out right away. You can also purchase the download and watch it today.