Last night was Donna and Terri evening. My guests at dinner to celebrate their anniversary and Terri’s birthday.
We were going to meet at Lucy’s. A new restaurant at the far Gulf end of Grinnell. Arrived first. Spent $12 to park my car in the garage next door. Ridiculous!
Lucy’s packed. A dozen people waiting for tables. Air conditioning appeared to be out.
Telephoned Donna and said Lucy’s a no go. We decided to meet at the bar of Half Shell Raw Bar. We would decide where to eat from there.
Key West is into season. Every restaurant would be packed. I saw what had been anticipated as a great evening turning into a pain in the ass getting a table somewhere.
As I was walking past the old PT’s on Caroline, I noticed it was now called the Bite. Basically a sandwich place. Sports bar of sorts. Had heard good things about the place.
Stepped inside. Not packed. Air conditioning working. Called my lesbian wives and told them to meet me there.
We had a great time! The food good. Many locals we knew filtered in during the course of the evening.
Terri bald. The chemotherapy. Thin. Lost a lot of weight. She was bundled. Cold. Her hands freezing.
She continues with chemo into April. Then the two of them are off to Tampa. A procedure available in Tampa. They will have to remain in Tampa.
The plan is to take Terri’s stem cells and grow bone marrow from them outside her body. Following which the new bone marrow would be introduced into Terri’s body.
Amazing! Terri a trooper!
The Women’s March entered into the conversation.
Donna’s daughter Stacie is the manager of Blue Heaven. One of her daughters is Hannah. Hannah a 17 year old high school senior.
Stacie, Hannah and some of the other Blue Heaven ladies made the trip to Washington and participated in the Women’s March.
Donna said she got a call from her granddaughter Hannah during the March…..Grandma, I feel empowered!
Donna’s son Scott and his wife Kathy marched in Boston. Scott described the Boston march to his mother…..There are no words!
I have another birthday to celebrate tonight. Dee’s. She wants to go to La Trattoria Oceanside.
Tomorrow night the bocce fundraiser at the bocce courts.
I will have had three busy nights by the time I am done.
Rick Dery one of the Dueling Bartenders. His picture appears in this morning’s KONK Life E-Blast. He looks terrific!
On this day in 1943, the U.S. Army Air Force bombed Germany itself for the first time. The 8th Air Force did it. Took off from England. Fifty three bombers made Germany. Only three lost.
The bombing described as retribution. Germany deserved it. More would follow.
Former Mexican President Fox described Trump yesterday as Hitler. Many others have during the campaign and even to today.
Enjoy your day!