I have not worn pajamas in 50 years. I have not thought about pajamas in that time either. Someone in Key West did, however. A reader asked in this morning’s Key West Citizen in the Citizens’ Voice column why pajamas have breast pockets.
Not necessarily the most earth shattering topic. However it piqued my curiosity.
The question was not asked properly. It suggests all pajamas have breast pockets. Not so. Must distinguish between female and male.
The ladies pj’s are without pockets. The reason being pajama designers feared the pocket itself or the pocket with something in it would ruin the beauty of the body covered. In other words, screw up the appearance of the breast line.
Men on the other hand have breast pockets. One. Considered a problem, however. Some men might put the pj’s on several hours before bed. During those hours put a pen in the pocket. Or, some upty men might add a handkerchief to the pocket. Considered unsightly.
Other than children, does anyone wear pajamas today?
On this day in 1946, the final paperwork was signed for the construction of the Kress Building. It would be located on the corner of Duval and Fleming.
Today, the first floor is a CVS.
For many years however it housed Key West’s finest department store. Fast Buck Freddy’s. A beauty inside and out. The window displays Fifth Avenue.
On the roof was a penthouse. Created for David Wolkowsky. Mr. Key West. The father of modern Key West. The person without whom Key West would not be as it is today.
David died a little more than a year ago. We were friends. I had the opportunity to visit his home in the sky on occasion. His parties the best in Key West.
Fast Buck’s is gone, David’s rooftop home empty. Sad. A certain best of Key West is no longer.
Halloween tonight. Ghosts and goblins everywhere.
Halloween is also known as All Saints’ Eve and All Hallows’ Eve. Tomorrow is the the Catholic Church’s Holy Day of Obligation. Known as All Saints’ Day. Halloween the precursor/prelude to the religious holiday.
As with many holidays, Halloween has pagan roots. The ancient Celtics enjoyed harvest festivals on what is now Halloween evening. Debauchery, drink and wanton behavior.
This evening will be a macabre one. Witches, skeletons, ghosts, cobwebs and headstones.
The trick or treat evening.
May the children enjoy!
Stayed in last night. The seventh and final game of the World Series. Washington beat Houston 6-2.
An enjoyable evening. Munched on some food I should not have. Too bad I no longer drink. I would have enjoyed a couple.
The California fires like something we have never seen. Damage beyond comprehension.
The Reagan Library is in the heart of one of the conflagrations. God was looking out for the former President’s Library.
Reagan’s daughter Patti Davis said, “My father’s library will likely survive the fire, but the California of my youth is gone.”
Recall all the noise re the Keystone Pipe Line several years ago. Certain Indian tribes were especially concerned. Their ancestral burial grounds were in the area. They and others were worried about the pipe leaking.
The Keystone people said in effect worry not, it will not leak.
Guess what? It is leaking. In North Dakota. The pipeline owner has shut the pipeline down. The group trying to find the cause and remedy it.
In the meantime, the leak area is 1,500 feet long by 15 feet wide.
October 29, 1929, a bad day in American history. Remembered as Black Tuesday. The stock market crashed. The worst in U.S. history. The 2008 recession kid stuff in comparison.
Men threw themselves off roof tops and out of windows.
Enjoy your day!