Happy Birthday Lynda Frechette! Twenty nine and still going strong. Key West is never the same when you are gone.
Two other noteworthy items for today.
Mel Fisher found the Atocha mother lode! This day in 1985. Four hundred million dollars. He had a dream. Stuck with it. Bore fruit 15 years later.
Neil Armstrong walked on the moon! First man to do so. This day 1969.
I recall watching the event on TV. It was 11 at night. My children all asleep. All grammar school age. Woke them up and brought them to the family room to watch the event.
I considered Armstrong’s descent onto the moon’s surface to be sufficiently important for them to see. They would remember it for years.
They were tired. Could not understand why I was all excited, etc.
None of them remember.
My day yesterday began with doing the Key West Lou Live video on Facebook. I spent a few minutes chatting about being a senior citizen. A change of pace show. Finished today’s show before I started the blog this morning. Topic: Putin’s White House Invitation. Would you believe!
Visited Tammy at 1 for a manicure. Always good company.
Then to Sandy’s Cafe for a late lunch.
The Chart Room first last night. Had new friend Casey meet me there. He’s the fellow I met three weeks ago at Hogfish. The one with the 77 foot catamaran. Casey lives on the boat. I offered to pick him up. No, he wanted to dingy in.
Neal and Connie at the bar. Met Neal the night before. Connie, last night. Nice people.
My love Jean Thornton arrived. She has been in Key West a week. First time we have seen each other. A big hug and kiss. Jean, Casey and I chatted a while. Jean and I are having dinner together saturday evening at Blue Heaven. Terri is singing.
Speaking of Terri, I am having dinner with Donna and Terri tonight at their new condo. Donna cooking. Always a treat! Enjoying a Donna prepared meal is like listening to Terri sing.
A fireman and his wife from outside Chicago were also at the bar. I failed to get their names. They had an interesting story.
They lived in Homestead in 1998 when Andrew hit. Evacuated. When they returned 3 days after Andrew, pure carnage. It looked like Hiroshima after the atom bomb fell. Everything flat. Nothing left standing. Andrew was a 5.
The destruction was so bad they could not locate their home. Nothing defined. A flat level mess.
Stopped at Blue McCaw for a bite to eat on the way home. Ran into Paul and Ron again. Real nice guys. Enjoyed chicken wings and their company over a couple of drinks.
Blue McCaw a winner! Happy Hour 4-9. A fun place! I recommend it.
The Key West Citizen’s weather person an excellent writer. Comes up with little tidbits to describe the weather.
Today the temperature will be 92. A morning thunder shower predicted. Wrong, thus far. 10:30, sun shining bright. No sign of rain. Means nothing, however. Rain comes to Key West in a split second without prior warning.
The excellent writing has to do with the fine print under the rain warning. It read: “Sun, what sun?”
The weather report may be wrong. The sun reference however reads well with or without the rain.
Key West still into Hemingway Days. The Running of the Bulls tomorrow. Go down to Sloppy Joe’s around 1 to watch the Look a Likes get ready. The race itself probably at 2.
Enjoy your day!