My eyes have never seen a better round of competitive golf. The final day of the British Open. Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson battling. Hole by hole. The match one stroke either way. The final three holes decided the event. Stenson won by three strokes.
Both made spectacular shots. Their putting outstanding. I have never seen better putting. Twenty to thirty feet like a one footer. Stenson sunk a 51 footer from off the green.
Viewing the round made for a very pleasant afternoon.
Last night, I started with Schooners. Bar only half full. Enjoyed a drink while watching the natives.
Then to Mark’s. The new hotel across the street. The Mark only has an out door bar. Poolside. A nice area. Packed with couples in the pool and on lounges.
I did not stay. There was no one over 30 years of age.
Walked across the street from Marks to the Waterfront Brewery. A good crowd. No room at the bar. I left.
It was across the street to Pepe’s. Been a year or two since I have eaten there. Sat at the bar. Chatted with the bartender. He used to work at the Chart Room one night a week. Chatted with two guys from Marathon who drove down for the day.
Enjoyed the barbecued chicken. Half a chicken. The meal to order when at Pepe’s.
The back of Pepe’s menu has an historical page. Pepe’s got its start in 1909. Then at 202 Duval. Pepe’s now on Caroline.
The page commented Truman used to stop at the Duval Pepe’s to have coffee and talk with the locals.
The page further made mention that the two popular songs in 1909 were By the Light of the Silvery Moon and Who’s Kissing Her Now. I could not understand how the songs were that old. I hum them on occasion to this day. Danced to both tunes in high school and college.
It was the movies! Both made during my school days. With big time stars. Doris Day in 1953 starred in By the Light of the Silvery Moon. Who’s Kissing Her Now starred June Haver in the 1947 movie. Many vocal artists in the 1950s and 1960s recorded the song. Ray Charles, Ernie Ford, Bobby Darin, Perry Como and Dean Martin.
Fantasy Fest came early this year. Last friday night. This morning’s Citizens’ Voice carries a comment by an individual who claims he saw topless body painted women at 5 in the afternoon on Duval.
William Hackley makes mention in his diary entry of this date in 1855 that Baby is well. God bless!
The Republican Convention begins today. A success or fiasco? Time will tell. Trump’s people indicate its nature will be showbiz.
Trump and Pence were interviewed last night on 60 Minutes. I saw excerpts this morning on TV. Trump looked like an ass and made Pence look equally erratic in the portions I saw.
More police officers killed by a black in Baton Rouge.
These black killings of police had to happen. They were inevitable. I warned two years ago they would come if the killings of blacks continued.
Never forget, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Violence begets violence. Blacks are saying…..Stop treading on us!
Security will be heavy at the Republican Convention. Likewise at the Democrat Convention. Police officers are coming from as far as California to assist. Who pays for all the security? You. The taxpayer. The federal government gives $50 million to each Convention for security purposes.
Rome burned this day in 64 AD. We are told Nero fiddled while Rome burned. He could not have fiddled. The fiddle did not exist at the time.
Enjoy your day!