An enjoyable time at Sq. 1 last night. The company!
I was seated at the corner of the bar sipping a gin and reading the newspapers. All of a sudden, they came in. Five of them. Four women and one man. Lively and interesting.
I could not help overhearing their conversation. Felt sorry for the man. A tough night with four ladies.
The conversation that caught my attention was one re botex, eye lifts, and other facial corrections/updates. The two women really into it surprised me. Claiming they had to do something. Neither needs now nor will need facial work for at least 20 years.
Let me introduce you. The gentleman, Louis Spelios. Anyone with the name Louis has to be a good guy. He was. Once a dentist in Miami, now a retired dentist in Key West working two days a week. A golfer. Plays every wednesday morning. His group follows Don Manaher’s. A story unto itself.
Louis’ wife was Jenna. One of the two beauties discussing facial work.
Jenn was another one of those who thought she needed help. No way! Her name, Jenn Doll. Jenn is the Publisher of the Key West edition of Family Weekly. A new paper on the island. Only six weeks old.
I was given a copy. Read it later at home. A winner! Great articles. Excellent writers. Tons of colorful advertising. Perfect layout.
The remaining two ladies Dawn and Marsha. Can’t say anything about them. Jenna, Jenn and the two Louis’ monopolized the conversation.
I enjoyed their company. Had a good time. Would enjoy running into them again.
Walked over to La Te Da for dinner at the outside bar. I wanted crispy duck.
As good as the company was at Sq. 1, it sucked at La Te Da. Two women sat next to me. Fortyish. One a snowbird. Has owned a Key West home 12 years. The other her house guest.
Both know it alls! Pains in the ass! I could not wait till dinner was done and I could leave.
Fantasy Fest is a specified adult event. There is now another in Key West. Kamp Key West. Two years old. A summer camp for adults. The purpose is to get people in touch with their inner child.
Ongoing this week. Water sports, dances, bar hopping, etc. Sounds clean in comparison to Fantasy Fest. Different strokes for different folks.
The Kamp ends sunday with La Te Da’s Tea Dance and Drag Bingo at 801.
This morning’s Key West Citizen noted that on this day in 1940, Thelma Strabel took out a building permit to construct a house at 400 South Street. The home when constructed was considered the southernmost point in the United States.
I wrote an article about Strabel three years ago. She authored Reap the Wild Wind. Made into a movie starring John Wayne. Serialized in the Saturday Evening Post.
Strabel used her earnings from the Saturday Evening Post to build the house.
The house is long gone. Someone tore it down to build a larger one.
Saturday. Tonight, I will be at the bar at Tavern ‘n Town. Bobby Nesbitt time.
Enjoy your day!