How many Sunbelt residents have you ever met who have relocated to the Northeast to retire? Why is the vast percentage of migration between these two areas mostly in one direction? What is the lure of the Sunbelt? Why does it shine so brightly in the hearts and minds of Northeasterners? SHELDON BRODSKY (not his real identity) shares some of his own experiences and perspectives on this phenomenon in this humorous tract designed to tickle your ribs while sobering your expectations, many of which could possibly be based upon hearsay or misinformation. Wherever you plan to retire, his message is that you should not mindlessly migrate but rather LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP, PROCEED WITH CAUTION, AND NEVER COMMIT TO YOUR NEW ENVIRONMENT INTRACTABLY!
Martin C. Mayer is a lifelong resident of the Garden State who migrated several years ago to Florida after spending sixteen years as a “snowbird” and maintaining residences in both states. He spends much of his retirement time churning out what he perceives to be socially redeeming opuses, most of them in the form of odes and limericks. His previous works include “POETRY OF MIDLIFE CRISES”, a product of early retirement and “THE RECITED SPATES OF LIMERICKA”, a collection of original humorous and social commentary limericks. Mr. Mayer lives in Palm Beach, Florida, is married and is the father to five children. He holds B.A. and J. D. degrees from Columbia University.