Memorial Day Weekend!
Key West is packed! No room at the inn!
There was an excitement in the air last night. You could feel the holiday. People were happy and having fun.
Marty and I met for drinks at the Keys Piano Bar. It was the Keys because Bobby Nesbitt was playing at cocktail hour. He is the best!
Then we headed over to Louie’s Backyard. Mine in name only! Wish I owned it!
We ate upstairs at the new tapas restaurant. Good! Cheap! What a view!
Grandson Robert has finally been properly diagnosed. He has been sick with an off and on fever and cough for just over a week. Plus always tired. He has pneumonia.
I feel bad for the little one. However, he is finally getting medicated. He got a shot and is on a heavy dose of antibiotics. So he will get better.
Prior to yesterday, the diagnosis was he had the bug/a virus and time would heal him. No meds required.
Makes you wonder!
I saw something awful yesterday! Terrible! Sick!
For the past two weeks, the papers have advised that some religious nut was coming to Key West this weekend to protest the gay life here. It’s a free country. There seemed to be a community consensus to ignore the person.
I must have seen the beginning of this bigoted onslaught ysterday.
There were a number of protesters, for want of a better word, on the corner of the Boulevard and US 1. 12-15. They were carrying signs. “God hates fags!” “God hates Israel!” “Kill more soldiers!” And some other similar type ditties I cannot specifically recall.
They also had an American flag. A large one. When they crossed the street, one of the protestors dragged the flag along the ground like a beach towel.
These protestors were not adults. Not one of them. They were all children! Teenagers at best!
I would suspect between 10 and 16 years of age. Boys and girls alike. Clean cut. Happy and cheerful in all they were doing.
My judgment is that they were not Kest West residents. Probably from outside the area. Brought here for planned weekend demonstrations.
I am an attorney by profession. I respect the First Amendment right to free speech. Which includes flag desecration. But to use children to spread one’s vile thoughts! A step too much! Over the line!
I hope this is the most publicity this group will get. I doubt it, however. This is only the tip of the iceburg. A well planned invasion is upon us.