Part of my blog talk radio show last night was devoted to Christmas. A first time venture.
I enjoyed it. Hopefully the show was well received.
What I did was share some parts of this week’s KONK Life column An American Christmas. From the Puritans to George Washington to the Civil War. Threw in some pagan background. Particularly sources of Christmas things such as the Christmas tree, mistletoe, carols and gift giving.
The KONK Life Christmas column hits the stands tomorrow. It will be linked to my Key West Lou website thursday.
A dermatologist visit yesterday. My head looks like it has been through a meat grinder.
I spent time yesterday fine tuning last night’s blog talk radio show Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. Did the show at 9. As indicated, part of the show was devoted to Christmas. I followed up the Christmas portion with a discussion of homeless children. Santa Claus will not be visiting most of them.
The greatest nation in the world has just less than three million homeless children. They live/sleep in abandoned cars, in woods, under card board boxes, under bridges, where ever. They go to school unbathe and without breakfast.
Does not speak well for our society. Does not speak well for our governmental leaders who bear the most responsibility.
Today is the anti-gravity treadmill and Christmas shopping. Tonight, probably out with Don.
Note I did not get to Christmas shop monday. Here it is two days before Christmas and there is nothing to put under the tree. Trust me, I will get it all done today. I have no choice.
Syracuse beat Montana State last night 82-60. Syracuse does not have a legitimate tall man. Neither does Montana State. Our tall man was taller than theirs, however. Helped big time.
I could not get the game on TV. It was not where I thought it would be and nowhere else.
I watched the game on the internet. Streaming. The small screen a bit uncomfortable. However, I at least got to watch the game.
On December 22, 1860, Florida officials met in Tallahassee to decide if Florida should secede and join the Confederacy. They did. Key West as a practical matter did not.
There were a number of reasons why Key West remained loyal to the Union. One was that most of the people living in Key West were transplanted New Englanders and Bahamians. Key Westers celebrated the day the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, for example.
Key West became important preventing supplies in reaching the Confederacy. Forty Union warships rested in Key West waters. They captured or sunk 200 Confederate vessels.
Enjoy your day!