Happy Sunday!

Square watermelons? Yes, in Japan. A real and common part of Japanese life.

A specific company grows the square watermelons. They are grown on a vine in a square box to ensure perfect shape and size. Their shape and size allows for more convenient shipping, stacking and refrigerator storage.

Our coral reefs are threatened. In a race against time and heat, non-profit upper Keys based Reef Renewal USA is moving coral from its inshore nursery off Tavernier to much deeper cooler water offshore..

Hopefully, the process will be successful.

Clarence Thomas has another questionable activity in his background. He owns a $267,230 RV luxury motor coach which was financed by a friend. 

He purchased it in November 1999. Used. Eight years old.

He “satisfied” the loan in November 2008.

Several unanswered questions remain. “Satisfied” does not necessarily mean the loan was paid back. The person who provided the loan refused to provide a copy of the loan agreement to the New York Times reporter. Nor would he answer whether Thomas had adhered to the repayment schedule, if any.

Thomas has refused to respond to questions surrounding the loan.

In 1976, President Gerald Ford named Sidney M. Aronovitz, a Key West native, as U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida. At some point in time, a federal building was constructed on Simonton Street. It was originally named the U.S. Post Office, Custom House, and Courthouse. In 2009, the building was renamed for Sidney M. Aronovitz, who by that time was the former long time District Court Judge.

Words of wisdom? Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, said: “I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.”

This by the man who went through the most strenuous physical program preparing for the trip to the moon.

Sad: This morning Sweden knocked the USA out of the World Cup.

Such is life! Win some, lose some.

The game was decided by sudden death kicks.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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