Some nights, some events, can be absolutely over the top. So it was last night with Dueling Bartenders at Aqua.
The room jumped!
I was supposed to pick Terri up and bring her with me. donna had to work and would be late. Lately typical, I forgot. Forgot to pick Terri up.
I was on my way into Aqua when the I remembered. Simultaneously, Donna was on the phone. Where are you? Going into Aqua. I know, I forgot to pick Terri up.
Back to car and on to mid town. Terri waiting outside for me. A lady about the whole thing.
Tom Luna and Rick Dery singing. If Terri is there, she sings also. As Terri and I walked in, Tom Luna brushed aside me and gave Terri who was behind me a big hug. Also, a microphone. Terri was welcome to sing when ever moved to do so.
Terri is special. Her vocal chords unique. the walls move when she gets into a song.
She got to me with Suddenly Seymour. Brought tears to my eyes.
A strange existence. Here she is singing and dancing while singing on occasion with Rick. You would never know she has a heavy cancer she is battling. Been on chemo for several months now. Hopefully a special surgery in Tampa in late May.
Terri put a little joy into everyone’s hearts.
Sitting next to Terri at the bar were four young males. Off the Carnival Freedom which was docked at Mallory Square. The four from Texas, New Jersey and Los Angeles. Havord a dancer. Tim a singer, Justin a yoga instructor. The fourth, John. I cannot recall his function on the Freedom.
Terri blew them out!
Looked for Liz. No Liz.
Saw Lynn. First time in a couple of years. Lynn ran a popular optometrist business here for years. Fell off the face of the earth two years ago. Obviously has returned. She said she intends to remain.
Welcome back, Lynn!
Then came John the Baptist. The words fell out of my mouth. Someone next to me said, no. It’s Moses.
In reality Joseph Lyles. Former manager of the Hot Tin Roof. Now retired. Ninety nine percent recovered from a serious back surgery. Walking not with a cane. Rather, a six foot pole. Joseph a bit shorter. The pole and his new beard rendered him John the Baptist or Moses.
We agreed to have dinner together next week.
My yesterday morning was spent running around town taking care of some business matters.
My afternoon split between watching Love Story and preparing for tonight’s podcast. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou.
Love Story got to me in similar fashion as Terri’s Suddenly Seymour. A few tears. I have seen the movie many times. It still hits the soft spot in me.
Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou is at 9 my time. A quick moving eye opening half hour. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.
Topics will include a little Trump. How can he be left out? Trump’s invitation to Kim Jong Un to visit the White House, still refusing to back off Obama a “sick and bad guy,” claiming Andrew Jackson upset with the Civil War and would have kept us out of it.
Followed Attorney/General Sessions and the Congressional bar against him prosecuting state medical marijuana laws.
Also, a Venezuelan update, the new Fourth Reich, cobalt big money, John Tyler’s marital prowess, white people sub-human re certain black advocates, and more.
Duval not always as it is today. Take O Duval. Where the Pier House and Ocean Key House sit today. Two magnificent resorts.
The Key West Citizen this morning in its Keys History section ran a photo of O Duval 1946. No Pier House, no Ocean Key House. Instead the beginning of a small distribution center for Gulf Oil. A very small building. Nothing more, except bare dock top.
Enjoy your day!