What a night! A champagne reunion at La Te Da. Fran and Tom Dixon and Louis.

The champagne was Tom’s idea. The three of us have been dear friends for 15 years. Tom and Fran from Buffalo. Visit Key West at least 4 times a year. For a number of reasons, Fran and Tom missed a visit or two recently. It has been months since their last visit. We were celebrating getting together again, especially after the long time between recent visits.

The meal excellent. The fourth I have enjoyed at La Te Da in the past several weeks. Last night, snapper. The other three meatloaf, crispy duck and a pasta dish. Each superior.

A long fun evening among old friends. We meet again wednesday evening at the Chart Room. Fran and Tom leaving thursday. However, this time they plan to return in April.

Christopher and Tom Luna walking around chatting with their guests during the course of the evening. The personal touch nice.

One thing I have noticed everywhere I have enjoyed fine dining the past several months is that the tables are not turning over. Prior to COVID, turned over 1 or 2 times. Now, one seating. Strange since Key West itself is packed this season.

Spoke with Steve Thompson last night on the phone while I was waiting for Fran and Tom to arrive. Told  Steve I was at La Te Da.

He leaves for the mainland today. He is scheduled for hernia surgery tuesday. Ouch!

Steve told me that when he and Cindy married in 1981, they spent their first night at La Te Da. Larry Formica owned it back then. Steve says La Te Da had the same charm then that it does now.

Long time Key West resident Tennessee Williams was found dead this week in 1983 in a hotel room in Manhattan. His death was ruled accidental.

On this day in 1852, St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church was dedicated. St. Mary’s was located on Duval Street at the time.

Harry Truman loved Key West and Key West loves Harry Truman.

On February 25, 1948, Truman arrived in Key West from Guantanamo Bay. He spent 8 days in Key West before returning to Washington. It was one of 11 visits Truman made to Key West. He enjoyed a total of 175 days visiting Key West.

South California has been hit hard with a storm bringing rain, snow and cold. Thousands without power. Eighty five thousand in Los Angeles alone.

Disaster befell Syracuse again last night. Purdue beat the hell out of Syracuse 99-82.

The Orange defense collapsed in the second half. The zone failed Syracuse. Purdue made 3 point shots with ease.

This was Syracuse’s third straight loss. The team’s next opponent Georgia Tech tuesday at 7 o’clock.

I cannot wait for the season to end!

Boeheim will have to devise a zone that stops 3 pointers. Otherwise, next season will be as this one and last year’s also.

Enjoy your Sunday!


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