Two matters are at the forefront of my mind. One has to do with Harvey. The other Trump and the military.
Without question, Harvey is the worst of the worst. Nature’s force/violence not within my recollection.
From my perspective, assistance has been outstanding. Whether governmental or voluntary. It has been several days however and the natives are getting restless. Understandable taking into consideration the conditions under which they are living.
At first, everyone was grateful to be alive and thankful for the assistance being provided. The kumbaya could not last.
Yesterday, the rumbles began. Slowly. Food not that good, for example. Today, the chemical plant. Questions re whether firefighters are doing enough or the right thing.
Several days into Harvey, rescuing people still a primary concern,. Properly so. However, attention has to be paid also to those saved and sleeping in overcrowded shelters. They are getting restless and must know what is being done/planned to help them.
Let them know. Otherwise, the rumblings will turn into trouble.
My other concern is Trump and the military.
Trump is incompetent and incapable. Should never have been elected President. He is commander-in-chief. However, the military seem to override certain of his decisions and go their own way. Mathis and transgenders the most recnet example.
I have always feared an overthrow of the government by the military. More so since we went to an all volunteer military.
We are nowhere near any type military takeover at this time. However recent happenings could be the seeds for one.
Great Chart Room last night! John and Kevin. Then two visitors from Columbus, Ohio. Megan and Ryan. Their first time in Key West. A relative told them to stop in the Chart Room for a drink.
Proud parents of three year old Knox Dallas.
Megan is a stylist and has her own business. Ryan is District Manager for a liquor company. Jack Daniel’s.
I wrote about Jack Daniel’s a couple of days ago. Hope they go back and find that blog. The venue was the Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The new political correctness re Confederate statues and monument the subject.
The conversation got into the new book I am trying to write. Believe I will finish this one. Key West and Whore Houses. Or, Whore Houses of Key West. Or, something like that. Houses of ill repute and ladies of the night.
Whore houses do not hold a special place in my heart. My concern was to write a novel Key West book. One that would sell. There are a ton of Key West books out there. About houses, streets, outstanding citizens, etc. None about whore houses.
Megan and Ryan participated. Suggestion wise.
When they left, John, Kevin and I agreed they would have a lot to talk about re the Chart Room when they return to Columbus…..Those wild Key West people!
Stopped at Tavern ‘n Town for a bite to eat. George bartending. Rob entertaining.
Harpoon Harry’s. One of my favorite places. A block off the waterfront on Caroline. The feeling of an old time diner. Food that sticks to your ribs.
Every couple of weeks, I stop in. Generally for a late breakfast. Their eggs the best in town! Taste fresh. Unique.
In September, Harpoon Harry’s will be 25 years old. Opened in September 1992 by Ron Heck and Robert Cobb. In celebration thereof and thanks to their many customers over the years, Harpoon Harry’s will sell the blue plate special at the same price as when they opened. $4.99. And a special breakfast. $1.99.
The special prices will be available September 25-29.
There are 67 counties in Florida. Suicide has become an increasing problem over the years. Monroe County has had the highest number of suicides for many years. A dubious distinction. Last year, an improvement. Monroe County dropped to sixth.
Credit in large measure is due to Mary Lou Hoover and her group who have done much to help those considering suicide.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. I am sure we will all be hearing about the subject matter and activities soon from Mary Lou.
9/11 will never be forgotten. Each year, anywhere in the United States.
Key West is recalling the occasion on 9/11. The Key West Fire Department and the Key West Fire Museum. The event will take place at 8:30 am on 9/11 at the Fire Museum on Grinnell.
Bocce tonight. First game of the season rained out last week. I will be there supporting Don’s Place.
I miss playing.
Enjoy your day!