The father of modern Key West is David Wolkowsky. Ninety eight and still going strong.
David built the Pier House. Its beginnings 1968. Nothing but mud where it presently stands. He started with a 50 unit motel. Called it the Pier House Motel.
David knew everyone. Persons of prominence came to stay at his motel. Two United States Presidents at one time in 1969.
I was at the Chart Room last night. John showed me a photo on his cell phone of the two Presidents and their wives. He had received the photo earlier in the day from Tim. Tim and his wife live with David and assist him with his everyday living.
Seated at a piano playing was Richard Nixon. Standing behind him, Nixon’s wife Pat, Harry Truman and Bess. It appears the picture was taken by David. A note written on the photo said: “To David Wolkowsky. The view at the Pier House-the greatest.” Signed: “Richard Nixon.”
A piece of memorabilia.
My Wampsville friend and former Court Clerk Ted was to join me for dinner last night. He called after I was sitting waiting for him for an hour to report he could not make it. He either was sick or met a lady. I hope the latter.
Met John from northern New Jersey at the bar. Nice guy. We chatted about the glories of the Jersey beaches.
I was hungry. No Ted. Called Catherine. Asked if she wanted to feed me. No problem. I hurried over and partook of all kinds of delicious cheeses. Even got to watch a great movie. The one which received this year’s Academy Award as Best Picture. The Shape Of Water. Miss it not! Absolutely fantastic!
The writer had to be extremely talented. I have never seen a movie with so many surprising scenes. The unexpected every few minutes. Great writing!
Tonight at 9:40, Syracuse/TCU. TCU a 4 point favorite.
My day yesterday began with a noon doctor visit with my primary care physician, Dr. Norris. To review my blood and urine test results.
God bless! Everything good.
More importantly, my weight. When I was in last week for my annual physical, I had lost 24 pounds. One week later, 2 more. Total loss to date 26 pounds. Love it!
I suspect my home scale is broke. It has not moved in 7 weeks. Always shows a 20 pound loss. My heart doctor’s machine showed a 22 pound loss 2 weeks ago.
Time to get a new scale.
Blood pressure 110/80. Wowie!
Health increasingly important as one gets older.
The Cuban Coffee Queen is like 50 feet from Dr. Norris’ office. Stopped for lunch. Enjoyed Cuban cheese toast with tomato and a large hot Cuban coffee. I know, I cheated. Cuban bread made with pork lard. Milk in the Cuban coffee. I felt I was entitled.
Spring breakers all over Key West. Well behaved.
It seems every year, the spring breakers look younger to me. Makes sense. As I am one year older each year, they would of necessity look younger. Kids!
Key West a place where adults can be children again.
The foot race for all ages has been scheduled. The Cow Key Bridge Race. April 15.
The bridge is 300 feet long, the length of the race. It has been dubbed a zero K race. Designed for “athletes” who don’t want to wake up early or break a sweat. Over 1,000 will participate. Most costumed.
How we value things sometimes does not make sense. Seventeen were killed at Douglas High School. The students reacted and are reacting. Washington not.
This past week a dog was made to ride in a United luggage bin. The one above the passenger seat. The dog died. Within 48 hours, legislation was filed in the U.S. Senate to make sure a dog would never again be placed in a bin where he/she could die.
It would appear we value dogs more than children.
Trump and his minions are slowly turning our country to one like Germany was in the 1930’s.
Night time in Delano, California. ICE looking for a particular Mexican to arrest and deport. Saw a Mexican couple getting into a SUV. The man looked like the one they sought.
As ICE approached, the couple panicked and took off. ICE gave chase. The SUV turned over. The couple died. The couple parents of 6 children.
Turned out the couple were illegals. Further turned out the man was not who ICE was seeking.
I appreciate ICE is doing its job as directed by superiors. Such does not make what they are doing correct.
The ICE of today are the Gestapo of yesterday. Our government is moving in the wrong direction. Many support Trump and believe in him. As did the Germans with Hitler.
The madness has to stop. America wake up! If not, in the end everyone will suffer including Trump’s followers.
Enjoy your day!