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I Am From Long Island and Proud Of It!

| Sande Caplin |

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I found this information / story on Facebook and thought….why not share it and brag about where I grew up?  Sarasota is my home and I love it, but my roots will always be on Long Island.  I was raised there, got married there, raised 2 children, and so much more.

I am from Long Island and proud of it!  We curse a lot.  We know what real pizza tastes like.  We know that a bagel is more than a roll with a hole in the middle.  And, it’s a hero, not a hoagie or a sub.  We wash it all down with soda, not pop or cola.  4am is an early night out and all good nights must end at a diner.

We don’t go to the shore, it’s called a beach and we have one 20 minutes away in every direction on the Island.  We know that 55mph  really means 70.  When someone cuts us off, they get the horn….they expect it.

We can hold our own in a fight and are not afraid of anyone.  I’m from Long Island!

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