On this day in 1953, the Islander Drive In Theater opened on Stock Island. The first drive-in in all of Monroe County.
Brought to mind my recollections of the drive-in and how it impacted my life.
While in high school and college, it is the place young couples went to park and neck. Rarely watched the movie.
Then came marriage and children. Young couples with children got a night out by going to the drive-in. The children sleeping in the back seat with pillows and under a blanket. This time we watched the movie.
Stock Island is Key West’s northeasterly neighbor. Leave Key West, pass over Cow Key, and you are on Stock Island.
Legend has it Stock Island got its name from livestock that were kept on the island way back. Photographs exist from the 1930’s showing cows grazing.
Historians are not sure such is how Stock Island acquired its name. Some believe it could have come from the last name of an early surveyor of the island.
The beard I presently wear is the second of my life. I like the beard. Plan is to keep it.
Coronavirus may prevent it.
The CDC has advised that facepiece respirators will not function properly if placed over a beard. Proper air flow will be prevented. CDC says beards will have to go if it becomes necessary to wear one.
Coronavirus is doing a number on the stock market. Down!
Market fell another 1,191 points yesterday. The largest 1 day drop ever.
The President is sweating. He relies on the stock market for reelection. For Trump, the market represents the success of his economy.
Trump should put his reelection thoughts on the back burner. A medical crisis looms. More important than anything else. Trump’s leadership is required to make sure we swiftly move under the black cloud approaching.
Trump has already made several bad moves. A major one is placing Vice President Pence at the head of a Task Force. All medical professionals are to report to Pence and he will decide what to do next and what is to be reported to the public.
Pence inept for the position. Cannot be trusted. His religion, politics, and allegiance to Trump stand in his way.
A medical professional experienced in contagious epidemics should lead. His hands should not be tied. He should be free to report truth as he sees it directly to the the public. Trump should not be permitted to politicize that truth.
Trump cannot be believed when it comes to coronavirus. He has already began lying all over the place. “It’s going to disappear…..one day like a miracle.”
When Mr. President will it disappear? Before or after a number of us are dead?
Italy is under attack by the virus. Especially the northern part where 400 have been afflicted.
In Rome, only 3 have been diagnosed with the virus.
Pope Francis is sick. I am not saying he has coronavirus. However there is concern.
On Ash Wednesday, he was publicly coughing and blowing his nose. Yesterday, he didn’t go to work. Remained in his quarters. The Vatican announced he had a “slight illness.”
Enjoy your day!