Last snowfall in Florida Keys? There has never been one. A real one. A year or two ago, Howard Livingston had many pounds of ice ground up and sprayed on his Summerland property. Snow everywhere. Deep snow.
Lynda Frechette is responsible for my snow reference this morning. Her weekly blog had attached a page from an old ConchTV.com issue. A comment from the page…..There has never been a recorded snowfall in the Florida island chain since the National Weather Service began keeping records in 1870.
If we ever get snow, there should be no question in anyone’s mind that global warming exists.
The Arctic storm beginning to hit the northeast will be in the Florida Keys tonight. Temperature in the high 60s. Then normal 80s by day weather for about ten days. At that time, the Polar Vortex will hit causing some cold in the Florida Keys.
Haircut with Lori yesterday morning. She has a new shop on Whitehead. New building across from Fausto’s. Lovely! Modern in appearance. Spacious.
Then to Publix to pick up a few things.
Pineapples for sale. I took one and drove the cart around the store with the pineapple sitting upside down. No one approached me, male or female.
I did not buy the pineapple. Returned it to its fruit counter spot before checking out.
Dinner alone last night. Just me and the newspapers. The bar at Conch Republic. Enjoyed stone crabs. Knew no one. All tourists. Bar half full.
John Glenn passed away yesterday. At age 95. An American hero. No question.
Flew 149 combat missions in World War II and the Korean War. The first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. 1992. Later, a United States Senator. He was the last of the original Mercury 7 Astronauts living.
The most telling feature…..He and his wife were married 70 years at the time of his death.
Tonight, I eat exceptionally well. Donna is cooking. I am having dinner with Donna and Terri.
Enjoy your day!