I am back to normal.
My upstairs air conditioning is fixed. It was a pleasure sleeping in bed instead of on the couch last night. Son in law Corey fixed my computer. We have become a totally dependent society where computers are concerned. To be without one is a calamity.
My morning yesterday started with a haircut. Lori time! Always good to be with her. Her personality is as lovely as she is.
She greeted me with a congratulations.What for? Your divorced. Turns out she was divorced 14 years ago. She told me it was the start of a new life for her and would be for me. I hope so.
Then to the Coffee House. I love the place! There is nothing like sitting in a green leather wing back, sipping coffee and reading the New York Times.
I have been following the case of the Iranian woman Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. The one who was sentenced to death for having committed adultery with two men. The incidents occurred some time after her huband had died.
Death was by stoning.
Ms. Ashtiani was to be buried up to her neck and then stoned by a group of men.
These people are nuts!
And they are in the process of developing nuclear weapons!
Because of the hue and cry of other nations, civilized ones, the Iranian government decided not to stone her. They are contemplating a more humane ending for her. Perhaps by hanging.
I am going to chat a bit about this case during my radio show The Key West Lou Legal Hour on friday. KONK 1500 AM. On the internet to be seen and heard world wide at http://www.ustream.com/.
George Steinbrenner died yesterday. The former owner of the New York Yankees. A dynamic figure.
I had the privilege of meeting Steinbrenner once. About 20 years ago. I had a client who was doing business with him. We met with Steinbrenner and his lawyers in New York City. Business was done and Steinbrenner said lets go to the ball game.
It was a limousine to Yankee Stadium. Dinner at a special Yankee dining room in the stadium. Then we all watched the game from Steinbrenner’s private box.
I am not particularly a baseball fan. Prefer basketball and football. However the game under the circumstances was a tremendous experience for me. The thing I remember most were the hot dogs. Those served in the box were the best I have ever eaten.
Now, from hot dogs to hamburgers.
Dinner last night was at MacDonalds.
It was Corey’s first full day home in 10 days. The grandkids wanted to celebrate by going to MacDonalds.
I joined them.
We consumed thousands of calories. All for $24.
Robert and Ally were thrilled. Especially with those kiddie bags. They are like the Cracker Jack boxes of old. Come with small toys and games. The MacDonalds deal seems better. You get a lot more toys and games.
As we were leaving MacDonalds, I thought how lucky we were to be dining at the only MacDonalds in the world situated on the ocean. There is MacDonalds, the Boulevard and the wide expanse of the Gulf. All for the price of a hamburger! An only in America thing! No, only in Key West!
Remember my friends Cindy and Tom of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I am enamoured with Cindy. She has had several cancer surgeries, lost one leg and one breast to the disease and most recently broke her arm getting out of a boat.
Tom is now hospitalized with a heart problem. Aortic valve and a bleeding situation. Inconsistent problems. But that is their illness pattern.
Some of you know Cindy and Tom. They winter here in Key West.
I am confident Tom will be ok. It seems to be the nature of this couple. One tragedy after another. Yet they hang in there. And continue to have a positive outlook on life.
Golf again today. Twice this week. I am anxious to play again. I love hitting the ball long off the tee. Hopefully I may drop a putt or two today to go with it.
Enjoy your day!