Jimmy Carter is eternal!

Three weeks and one day ago on February 18, 2023 following a “series of short hospital stays” and with the end of his life imminent, Carter decided to “spend his remaining time at home with his family” in Plains to “receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention.”

He is respectfully still alive and kicking. God bless him!

East Palestine is in the news today and will be for some time to come. It will be an EPA Superfund site.

Carter is responsible for the format that will remediate the area and assist its residents. Carter laid the groundwork in 1978 when he declared a federal emergency in the neighborhood of Love Canal in Niagara Falls, New York.

More than 800 families were evacuated from the neighborhood which had been built on top of a toxic waste landfill. The Superfund law was created in response to the situation. Federal disaster money was appropriated to demolish the approximately 500 houses and 2 schools which had been built on top of the dump, to remediate the landfill and construct a contamination area for the hazardous wastes.

This was the first time such a process had been undertaken.

The longest running Broadway show comes to an end April 16. The Phantom of the Opera.

The Phantom has had a 35 year run. The show opened in 1988. There have been over 14,000 performances.

I enjoy musical theater, especially Broadway shows. Over the 35 years, I attended 4 Broadway performances of The Phantom.

I had a screwed up night. By night, I refer to like the middle of the night. Beginning at 1:30 in the morning.

Turns out many in the Key West area experienced the problem also.

There was no water. The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority must have sprung a leak somewhere.

In my old age, I sleep poorly. Lucky to get 3-4 hours an evening. I have become accustomed, I spend my evening hours reading and writing and watching old movies.

It was 1:30 and I had not yet slept. Decided to take a shower. I was all soaped up ready to rinse. Suddenly, no water!

My exclamation: Shit!

Needed to rinse.

I am not fond of Key West water. Drink as little as possible. Which means I buy bottled water by cases of 24 16 ounce bottles.

Two cases are always next to my desk in my office which is on the second floor. My shower off my bedroom on the other side of the second floor.

I slowly walked to the office and grabbed several bottles. Returned to the shower and rinsed the soap from my body with them.

Not a terrific experience!

When I woke this morning, water had returned.

An example of the Ku Klux Klan’s influence in Key West 100 years ago. Most are surprised each time I write about the Klan’s existence in Key West.

On this day in 1926, the Junior Ku Klux Klan burned a cross between 10 and 11 am in the vicinity of the “second Martello tower.”

Junior part of the Klan, no less.

Tonight, the Oscars! Love the Oscars! Always have.

One of my favorite past times was going to the movies. Joined by a lady. Sharing popcorn and a large Diet Pepsi. COVID killed the experience.

I still watch movies on TV. Old and new alike. Not the same, however.

I will enjoy this evening watching the Oscars on. A major problem is I do not see current movies. So I have no judgment as to the best ones and stars for the year.

This afternoon a biggie also. The final round of The Players. Competitive golf at its best!

Enjoy your Sunday!




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