Last night was supposed to have been dinner with Jenna at Azur. Jenna taking me out for my birthday. She telephoned in the morning. The flu. We are rescheduled for Thursday night.
My rescheduled evening began at Don’s Place. Chatted with Don, David, Boomer, Jimmy, Stan and Clare. Don, David and I decided to go to dinner. No one wanted to join us. We decided on the outdoor bar at La Te Da.
Don and David became engrossed with two ladies to their left. I with a couple to my right. Alexandra and James, aka Alex and Jim.
I forgot to mention to Alex that I have an 11 year old granddaughter living here in Key West with a similar first name. Alexandra. We call her Ally.
Alex and Jim interesting folks. Down from Wellington, Florida. Wellington is located in Palm Beach County near Boca Raton.
I constantly learn. Wellington is the equestrian capital of the world. Horse activity at the highest level. Show jumping and polo, for example.
Alex and James are involved. Both are equestrian judges. Jim a trainer, also.
They are involved with training the equestrian Olympic team that will be competing this winter. They also are involved with polo events at the highest levels of competition.
Alex is originally from Maryland. Jim almost a neighbor of mine. From Avon, New York. Just outside Rochester.
Too bad they are leaving this morning. I enjoyed their company and would have liked to spend more time with them.
My afternoon yesterday was spent researching this week’s KONK Life column. I will write it this afternoon.
The topic a current one. The girlfriend experience. Sugar babies and sugar daddies. Older men and younger women. Generally, college age.
I am sure such has existed over the ages. However, in the past several years it has kicked into high gear. It is a phenomenon sweeping the United States. A new type prostitution economy.
The young ladies enter into long term relationships with benefactors. The money received helps to pay student loans, rent and provide the ability to afford designer labels.
The dollars big.
The Underwater Music Festival was held yesterday at Looe Key. Hundreds attended. Party time. Involved the Reef.
Two years ago, I wrote a column about the Scopes Trial. Also known as the Monkey Trial. It began this day in 1925. Referred to at the time as the trial of the century.
William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow opposing each other. Scopes the young teacher on trial.
My column laid out how the whole scenario was a fraud. From the very beginning. The only ones not in on the fraud were Bryan and Darrow.
Dayton was a small community in Tennessee. The City fathers thought their businesses needed a boost. They wanted national attention so people would visit Dayton.
They fabricated the facts leading to the trial. Pure and simple. It did succeed in getting national attention. It failed to achieve its primary purpose. People did not flock to Dayton afterwards.
Enjoy your Sunday!
Bryan died within days of the conclusion of the trial and Hemingway writes of it in one of his novels.