HOUSEBOAT ROW

I am late getting started this morning. Had to be at the hospital early. Heart CAT scan. Part of annual check up.

The Keys History Section  in this morning’s Key West Citizen made mention of houseboat row. A part of yesterday’s Key West. A series of houseboats were tied off South Roosevelt Boulevard. In the area now fronted by an expensive condo complex.

The boats were of all sizes and shapes. Young and old. Some tied in a line. Others, helter skelter. A beautiful sight! A slice of the real Key West.

The houseboats were parked illegally. The State told them to get out. It took more than 25 years before the State succeeded. Most of the houseboats moved to Garrison Bight.

I loved the houseboat scene! I was disappointed when they were finally forced to move. A real Key West site forever lost.

I like the condos. The pristine water view where the houseboats once stood. However, it is Naples to me. I did not move to Key West to live in a Naples environment. I wanted to live in Key West time as my friend Howard Livingston would say.

Watched Jeb Bush yesterday. His Presidential announcement great show. Well orchestrated. One of the best I can recall.

I do not think Jeb Jush has it to win. The Bush family argument does fly. His comments from another time. He is out of today’s loop.

Bush lacks charisma. A necessary ingredient in a national and TV campaign. John Kennedy would not have won without it. Bush does not have it.

Judy Blume still on the road. She is touring introducing her latest book In the Unlikely Event. She is presently on the west coast. Every where she speaks, she is well received. a respected woman. a woman with a talent.

We await Judy’s return to her Key West home.

I started yesterday on the anti-gravity treadmill. I took it slow because of my recent sciatica problems.

Drove over to the Cuban Coffee Queen afterwards for Cuban cheese toast and coffee. I parked behind the new fire station on Simonton.

Key West has crazy parking machines. One gets a ticket out of the machine which is then placed on the dashboard of the car. There are two machines in the parking lot. Next to each other.

Both were broke. A City employee was trying to fix them. Success was not coming easy.

I stood around five minutes so I could get a ticket. No ticket on the dashboard and I would get a ticket! The gentleman from the City saw me standing there. He asked how much time I needed. I told him 1.5 hours. He said, ok. Be back by 1:30. I am calling in so no tickets will be given out till 1:30.

I asked…..Are you sure? No problem he retorted.

When I returned at the specified time, he was still working on the machines. I gave him a thumbs up and smile. He returned the same with a wave and smile.

A nice guy.

Big basketball tonight! Cavs and Warriors. Cavs have to win. Otherwise, it is all over for them.

My blog talk radio show tonight, also. Nine my time. Join me for some interesting comment. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.

Topics tonight include getting drunk on the front steps of your home not public intoxication, another police assault involving a 13 year old boy, why big company and government computers are being hacked, banks involved with FIFA scandal being investigated for failing to report money laundering activities, some Jeb Bush, an Austrian brothel owner who is protesting high taxes on his business by offering free sex in the afternoons, a Greece update, and more.

Enjoy your day!

5 comments on “HOUSEBOAT ROW

  1. Kennedy ?
    He won by .015%. Nixon took the popular vote by a huge margin while JFK was the only person to ever win while losing more states than his opponent. JFK won because of daddies money/influence.
    And I liked JFK since he wasn’t like the rest of his family.

    • JFK was a problematic figure. Unfortunately, he’s not “catholic” (i.e., adultery). He was anti-war and anti-CIA and that’s why LBJ was able to kill him. Argh!

  2. JFK was a problematic figure. Unfortunately, he’s not “catholic” (i.e., adultery). He was anti-war and anti-CIA and that’s why LBJ was able to kill him. Argh!
    end quote

    Thats part of why I liked him/JFK. And that certainly is one theory about his death. JFK and LBJ certainly didn’t like each other. LBJ got the war he wanted and was able to start his second fiasco, his great society.

    • Are you suggesting that Kennedy was not a Catholic because he sinned? If so, presumptious of you. We are all sinners living under a forgiving God. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. No stones will be thrown.

  3. Are you suggesting that Kennedy was not a Catholic because he sinned? If so, presumptious of you. We are all sinners living under a forgiving God. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. No stones will be thrown.
    end quote

    I hope that response is directed toward the right person.

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