“What hath God wrought?” Bible, St. James Version (numbers 23:23).
A brilliant message sent by a brilliant man. Samuel Morse. Inventor of the telegraph. The message was sent this day 1844 by Morse from the U.S. Capitol to an Alfred Vall at a railroad station in Baltimore. Sent, received, and returned.
The test a success!
The Biblical quote used to show the magnificence of the invention. Morse anticipated it would favorably affect future events in American life.
It did. Transformed America. Within 10 years, there were 20,000 miles of telegraph lines across the United States. Western development and the transcontinental railroad primary benefactors.
A late morning visit to the dentist yesterday. Dr. George Lindner. The best!
I have implants. I refer to them as mechanical teeth. A minor problem had developed. Ten minutes in the chair and rectified. No pain.
A far cry from my first visit to a dentist some 78 years ago. He hurt me! So much, I jumped out of the chair and ran out of his office and building. My father could not convince me to return.
Lunch at Sandy’s Cafe. Nice people. Good food. Inexpensive. My lunch runs $4 and change.
Spent part of the afternoon researching next week’s KONK Life column. The subject matter interesting. An in your face column. Could be one of the best I have done.
Intentionally not mentioning the title at this time.
Chart Room last night. John bartending.
Met a terrific couple. Newly weds. Married three weeks. Older. I suspect second marriage for both.
Interesting cupid background. They met when 12 years old in Jr. High School. Never dated. Did not see each other for thirty years. Then met again. Became best friends. Now married.
Dan and Stephanie. From Ohio. Dan spent many years affiliated with two major insurance companies. Now a government affairs manager with an auto company. Stephanie an accountant.
They have rented a condo for a month. They have done this in previous years also. Love Key West!
David came in. Enjoy David. A Key Wester for many years. Knowledgeable concerning Key West.
David, John and I were discussing the abnormal rain activity. David said don’t complain. Rain this time of the year discourages hurricanes. He said the rain chills the water. Two or three degrees. Enough to thwart hurricanes.
We shall see.
I wanted a pure diet meal for dinner. Stopped at Five Guys on the way home. Two cheeseburgers wrapped in lettuce. No bread. A perfect Atkins meal.
An interesting Letter to the Editor in this morning’s KONK Life E-Blast from an Eddie Yo. He disparaged the recent dispute between the City Tree Commission and a Karen De Maria.
The dialogue which ran over several weeks concerned which tree should be designated the Official Key West Tree. Yo was of the opinion there are more important and pressing issues for City officials to concern themselves with. Like affordable housing, parking, hurricane protection, etc.
Such is not why I write of Yo’s letter. A comment in the letter attracted my attention. Yo again thought the time spent on the tree issue was too much. It reminded him of the squabble at one time concerning which end of an egg should be cut…..the bottom or the top?
I have come to know Laura Richardson in recent weeks. Initially at Dueling Bartenders where she exhibited an outstanding voice. Also evidenced her abilities as a bartender. Then I became aware she owns an art gallery. The Salt Gallery.
Met her parents this past monday at Dueling Bartenders. Both retired attorneys now living full time in Key West. Nice people.
Yesterday, lunch at Sandy’s Cafe. I was reading the Florida Keys Weekly / Key West Edition. Who is a reporter writing major articles? You got it! Laura Richardson.
A multi-talented woman!
The new NFL anthem rule un-American. Un-American to the nth degree. Kneeling while the National Anthem played not permitted. Players must stand or remain in the locker room. Failure to abide by the rule will result in big time fines.
Protest is the American way. Built into our Constitution. A bunch of extremely wealthy men sitting in a room decided on the rule. Why? One league official said the “…..league is fucking terrified of Trump. We’re scared of him.”
Disgraceful. We need people to stand up to Trump, not capitulate to him. If not the powerful like the team owners, then who?
Enjoy your day!