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WhatIsAFloridaCrackerPatrick Smith’s “What Is A Florida Cracker?” is a touching and timeless tribute to that tough, reliable, honest person known as a “Florida Cracker.” We’ve prepared this artwork so that when you print it out on your printer, especially when printed onto photo quality paper, this looks just like a tattered old book opened to these beloved pages about Crackers. It is designed to be printed with enough border area to be perfectly framed in an 8 1/2″ x 11″ or larger frame (8 x 10 if trimmed).

We’ve prepared this artwork so that when you print it out on your printer, especially when printed onto photo quality paper, this looks just like a tattered old book opened to these beloved pages about Crackers. It is designed to be printed with enough border area to be perfectly framed in an 8 1/2″ x 11″ or larger frame (8 x 10 if trimmed).

Don’t have a photo quality printer or don’t wish to hassle with downloading and printing a file,? You can order them as 8 1/2″ x 11″ prints on HP photo paper, ready to frame for $10.00. These are produced on our photo quality HP inkjet printer and are stunning.

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Below is a short excerpt from “What Is A Florida Cracker?”
© 2008, Patrick D. Smith

What really makes a person a true Florida Cracker (besides being born in the state)? Several things: A love of the land and nature, growing things in soil, close family ties, and a deep sense of religion. It also means cracklin’ bread and grits and periwinkle soup and swamp cabbage and okra gumbo and ham hocks with collard greens and chicken fried in a cast iron skillet and guava jelly and homemade blackberry cobbler.

A Cracker’s word is his bond. If he looks you in the eye and says, “Yes, I will do this for you,” then he will – and that’s that. They have no pretense, never put on airs, never try to appear to be something other than what they are, and they never “blow smoke” over you. They either like you or they don’t, and it’s as simple as that