What Are Ghost Clothes?

Ghost clothes are the clothes you are wearing at the time you die. Don Price, retired Orlando Sexton, and I sat down to talk about how we’d like to have party-style funerals. Based on our conversation, I’ll be wearing my fanciest underwear and only my favorite clothes from now on. I would hate to end up “walking” the earth in some ratty old undies and some scratchy sweater I thought looked good but felt awful.

We also shared stories from Greenwood Cemetery. We’ve had a few shows with Don, so I thought I’d add them all here. Scroll down and you’ll see them in order from most recent to oldest.

Tour Greenwood with Don!

Tour Greenwood Cemetery with Don Price. Tours are FREE but registration is encouraged. Moonlight Walking Tours will take you on a two mile historical stroll through Greenwood Cemetery. You will briefly visit about 100 graves of notable individuals in Orlando's history. Bring a flashlight and get ready for some fun fun history.

Touring Historic Longwood, Florida

Touring Historic Longwood, Florida

After the Second Seminole War ended homesteads were granted in 1870 and a community south of Sanford began. Settler Edward Henck of Boston named Longwood after one of his hometown’s most attractive suburbs and in 1876 he founded the first post office and became the first postmaster.

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Lake Eola: Orlando's Central Park

Lake Eola was originally part of a 200 acre plot of land purchased by the 'Cattle King of Florida' Jacob Summerlin. On the south side of that land was a sinkhole, combined with the aquifer underneath, the body of water that formed was Lake Eola. 

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In 1888 Lake Eola was recognized as a park after being donated to the public in 1883. 

There are five types of swans you'll see: Black Neck swans, Whooper swans, Royal Mute swans, Trumpeter swans, and Australian Black swans. There's an annual round-up each year where they're checked out by a swan veterinarian, vaccinated, catalogued and returned to the lake. 

Swan Tip: Remember to only feed the swans spinach, lettuces, or duck pellets. 

The Linton E. Allen fountain spews out 6500 gallons of water every minute. It was built in 1957 and patterned after fountains of Europe. Struck by lightning in 2009, it underwent a renovation and has been completely restored. Did you know you can actually go INSIDE the fountain? Maybe we could do that for Townie Tourist. Wouldn't that be cool?

The Sperry Fountain is actually the second fountain. The original is now located in Greenwood Cemetery. The fountain is made of wrought iron and has a duck base and water flows from an acanthus leaf. 

The Band Shell was built in 1886 and originally placed on the south side of the lake. It was completely moved and reconstructed on the west side and now sits at the foot of Washington Street near the main entrance to the park.  

Tour Greenwood Cemetery AT NIGHT

Brendan and I got a wild hair and thought it would be fun to video the Greenwood Cemetery Night Tour. Don Price is a CHAMPION of history and his walking tours are famously good. 

So, here's the thing about an iPhone at night. Um, it can't see things. It's not a cat. So, you're going to have to turn the sound WAY UP and sit in a totally silent room to hear this but honestly, you WANT TO HEAR THIS. 

I'll stop yelling at you now. Wait, one more. GO ON THE TOUR! Click here for the info and be sure to leave me a comment to tell me how much you liked it.