What a night at Aqua! The Dueling Bartenders are always good! Last night, spectacular.
Tom Luna, Goddess Galore and a drag star I did not know.
Joseph was there. Joseph of Hot Tin Roof fame. still recovering. down to two canes. Sweet Josey came over and gave me a big hug. New friends Liz and Mary sitting next to Joseph. Great people. Sheila came in. There were so many people, we never got together.
Enjoyed a leisurely afternoon reading a Battle of the Bulge story. Written by a soldier who lived it.
Later it was off to Dr. Mc Ivor. My heart doctor. Everything ok.
After Dueling Bartenders, headed over to Tavern ‘n Town for dinner. it was 9 when I got there. about 3 of us in the place. I enjoyed the quiet.
This morning’s Key West Citizen ran a major front page article od the Truman Waterfront amphitheater. With lay out. Story indicated the $4 million project will be completed by October 2017.
I do not like the lay out. This is Key west. we have boiling sun most of the year. Only the stage appears covered. People attending will sit in the open. Similar to sitting in the bleachers at a baseball game.
Something more is needed. Something to protect to some degree from the sun. Whoever the designer is should look at the amphitheater at Jones Beach on Long Island. Opposite the stage seats were created. A semi-circular concrete edifice. Different levels of seating. The back of which faced the setting sun. Everyone seated is shaded.
I fear the Key West design will result in many complaints if left as is. Knowing Key West, it will be left as is.
There is a comment in Citizens’ Voice re the hogfish supply. apparently the State says there is a diminishing supply of hogfish. Their capture will be limited. the comment suggests Key West will then be eating hogfish from Mexico.
My KONK Life column hits the stands tomorrow. An American Revolutionary War Hero Who Lost His Head. Part of the article reveals the atrocities perpetrated by the British against the colonials.
In a history this date column, I came across an article that further reflected on British brutality.
It was the night of September 20, 1777. Two hundred colonial troops were sleeping somewhere near Paoli, Pennsylvania. British General Charles Grey had 5,000 troops with him. He had his soldiers unload their muskets. The men were ordered to use only bayonets and swords.
The colonials were stabbed as they lie sleeping. Greys’ men took no prisoners. The colonials who tried to escape were stabbed or set on fire.
Paoli became the Alamo of the Revolutionary War. Remember Paoli became the cry.
Enjoy your day!