Tragedy visited Key West yesterday.
Two men died on the opening day of the powerboat races.
Missouri’s Jeffery Tillman and Robert Morgan were driver and throttle man of the Big Thunder entry in the super-boat unlimited class. They had completed the first turn and were in Key West Harbor in front of Mallory Square. The boat caught air. The boat lost contact with the water. Tillman and Morgan lost control of the boat. The boat flipped vertically upwards. Then came down topside first.
Tillman and Morgan were killed.
The viewing crowds’ reaction was simple and swift. Cheers as the boat made the turn and was before them. A loud gasp as the boat shot vertically upward. Then dead silence.
The picture of the Big Thunder in it’s vertical position was not taken by me. It appeared in the Key West Citizen’s internet report of the accident last night.
I watched the Republican debate from Michigan. My concluding thought…..Can’t we do better?
Perry is turning out to be a real joke. His lapse of memory will forever be remembered as the oops recollection.
It dawned on me today I am abusing my body. Tuesday’s colononoscopy and endoscopy were voluntary tests. Today at 8 am I am scheduled to spend two hours in the dentist chair having two metal implant posts put in. I could have avoided the scope tests, though foolish it may have been. My new teeth did not have to be as good as they will be.
Everything is choices.
My thoughts regarding certain current events.
1. Herman Cain. Where there is smoke, there is fire.
2. Joe Paterno. A scapegoat. A fall guy.
3. The Penn State investigation firings. A rush to judgment. Penn State is at the opposite end of the spectrum from the Catholic Church. One is moving too swiftly and the other is still at the starting line.
Enjoy your day. One never knows what life has in store. As clearly reflected by yesterday’s events.