Not only is Key West One Human Family, it is One Happy Family. Family being the operative word.
This story involves Blue Heaven, its owner, and its employees over the years.
Richard Hatch owns Blue Heaven. An absolute Key West success! Tourists wait in line to dine.
Hatch understood the personal needs of his staff. He permitted hosts, waitresses, etc. to bring their babies to work. Generally in baskets. Moses baskets.
A number of the babies are now full grown. A good number graduated from the Key West High School several days ago. The mothers of many have continued to work at Blue Heaven over the years. Some of the recent graduates also during their high school days.
The graduation called for a Blue Heaven Party. What else!
The party was held at Hatch’s home. The home lovely. A huge pool in the back.
A crowd estimated at 100.
Organizing the party were Donna’s daughter Stacey and Satia. Both still working at Blue Heaven after all these years. Both had children graduating.
A good time had by all! All because of a Richard Hatch who had the foresight to understand young mothers some 20 years ago needed to take their kids to work. He worked with them and they and their children have happily worked with and for him.
A sad occurrence in 2015. A visitor at the Tiki Bar at the Galleon decided to dive in the ocean. The dock was roped off. He went over the rope. Might have been drinking.
An unfortunate accident occurred. He hit head first. Water shallow. An instantaneous quadriplegic.
He sued. The basis of the suit was that the Bar and Galleon had no signs posted warning of shallow water and no signs posted prohibiting diving.
The case was settled this past week for $10.75 million.
I enjoyed a perfect evening last night. Watched the 1946 Cole Porter movie starring Cary Grant. and Alexis Smith. Night and Day. A tear jerker.
The music a killer! Touching! Romantic! Glad I opted to remain home and watch the movie.
Songs like Night and Day, Begin the Beguine, I Get a Kick Out of You, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, You’re the Top, You’d Be So Easy to Love, In the Still of the Night, etc.
Trump has stirred the emotions of Middle East countries. He emboldened Saudi Arabia by his visit. Four days ago, the Saudis blockaded Qatar and threaten to attack Qatar. Turkey has since entered into a military pact with Qatar. Iran has offered food and ports to Qatar.
Great job, Donald! Keep it up and our country will end up looking like Afghanistan and Iraq.
Speaking of the President, he spoke to a group of Evangelicals yesterday. His strongest group of supporters. His message: “We’re under siege.”
Amazon is smart business.
Amazon has recognized the middle class no longer exists. It wants customers from both ends of the economic spectrum, however. Those at the bottom and those at the top.
Amazon has had Price Membership for several years. For $99 a year, it provides free 2 day shipping. Amounts to $10.99 a month.
They recognize the other market and are going after it. Amazon announced it will provide 2 day shipping service to those in the lowest economic scale. $5.99 per month. A state issued debit card for government benefits required to participate.
Cultural and religious differences frequently clash these days.
The Saudi Arabia (Them again!) soccer team is participating in the World Cup in Australia. A moment of silence was called for in memory of the recent victims of the London Bridge attack.
The Saudi Arabia team refused to observe the moment.
The Saudi Arabia Soccer Federation later in the day issued an apology.
Enjoy your day!