The Count Carl von Cosel / Elena Milagro Hoyos tale is a story following Elena’s death in the 1930s. The Count was a Key West U.S. Marine Hospital staff member. Elena a patient.
The Count loved Elena.
Elena died. Tuberculosis.
Two years later, the Count removed her body from its tomb and relocated it to his home. There she remained for several years in his bed. He cared for her. Did his best to keep her decomposing body attractive.
The title of today’s blog a tongue in cheek one: ELENA, YOU’RE HAVING A BAD HAIR DAY.
The Studios of Key West is presenting a musical based on the love story. March 2 and 3.
Should be interesting.
Spent my yesterday in the hospital. Liz had hip replacement surgery in the morning. The day spent helping her through the anesthesia withdrawal. Seemed to take forever. Not easy for her.
I was exhausted when I returned home in the evening. To bed and sleep immediately.
Syracuse/Miami at noon on ESPN. Miami a 2.5 point favorite.
I spent some time this morning talking to various hospital personnel. I want to watch the game and be with Liz at the same time. The hospital personnel probably thought I was nuts. I wanted to know if the TV sets in the rooms carried ESPN.
No one knew.
Sons and Daughters of Italy meeting tonight. Should be interesting and fun. I am in the mood to imbibe a bit.
Walgreens. Today a Walgreens in Key West. Part of one of the largest drug chains in the U.S. In the year 2017.
Charles R. Walgreen was the owner of the drug chain bearing his name in 1938. He visited Key West on this date on his 98 foot yacht Virago.
Drug stores obviously big business even back in the depression days of 1938!
An important day in Russian history! An important day in world history! The Russian Revolution began this date in 1917. People hungry. Wanted bread.
Ninety thousand demonstrators hit the streets in Petrograd. One week later, Czar Nicholas II abdicated.
A communist nation around the corner.
Many books written. Movies, also. Two of the best War and Peace and Dr. Zhivago.
The Wall St. Journal made comment in a Monday story which made me feel we sometime live in a banana republic. The column stated: “The conservative media outlet Breitbart published an article Friday based on the allegations of a right-wing radio host that intelligence agencies were conducting a ‘silent coup’ against Mr. Trump.”
Crazies in and out of the Trump White House.
Enjoy your day!