Yesterday afternoon felt like work. Running around searching for Christmas gifts. I have always been last minute in this regard.

Evening time at the Chart Room special.

Two couples I had met last year were in the Chart Room. Chatted long with each.

Lana and Gary from Crystal River. Just north of Tampa.

Their 10th visit to Key West. Were engaged and married here. This trip staying at Herron Court.

They have a 27 year old Air Force son.

Gary originally from New York. Works as a ticket broker. Lana teaches second grade.

Lana a fisherwoman. Loves the sport. On the way home, she and Gary are stopping off at Islamorada for a few days to fish. Lana has fished the area before. She was well aware that Islamorada is referred to as the fishing capital of the world.

The couple will be in Key West over Christmas. I suggested they attend a Christmas eve event at 24 North. A holiday dinner party. Two seatings. Six and eight. Terri White singing at both.

As I shared Terri with them, Lana excitedly said she sat next to her while she and Gary were visiting 801 in the afternoon. Right she was! Donna was there also.

Key West definitely a small world.

The other couple Annie and Trent from Columbus, Ohio. Both relatively young. Annie a beauty.

They are in business together. As independent contractors, they package and sell french fries and lemonade to carnivals.

Married in Key West 4 years ago. They visit once a year.

Annie told me they want to rent a house here for 4-6 weeks later in the season. They will be a welcome addition to Key West during the time they are here.

Major event

Major event tonight! Hot Dog Church returns to the Back Bar at Aqua. A lesbian gathering. Food and drink. I am privileged to attend because of my lesbian wives Donna and Terri.

Recently, I have noticed some visitors who who read this blog think I am actually married to the ladies. I refer to them as my lesbian wives because I have known them so long and love them both dearly. The feeling is mutual.

Laurie will be bartending. The best!

Howard Johnson was big time restaurant wise when I was a kid. Every city had at least one. My Dad used to take us to the Utica and Syracuse ones for Sunday breakfast. Howard Johnson’s was also known for its ice cream. Oh, so good!

At one time there were more than 1,000 Howard Johnson’s in the United States. I read yesterday only one remains. On Lake George in the northern regions of New York State.

The good come and go. It is the way of the world.

What is good for the goose is good for the gander generally rings true.

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for Congressional salaries to be furloughed during any next government shut down. Can’t do it with the present shut down. Congress conveniently exempted itself from no salaries payed during a shut down.

Our Washington gladiators know how to care for themselves. Were you aware if any had been involved in some sexual venture, the government would pay the settlement? With our tax dollars, of course.

I am not sure, however I believe a bill to remove such legislation was before Congress recently. I am not aware if it passed and became law.

There are sayings that run into each other which basically mean the same. Like Don’t Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth, Miracles Do Happen, and God Moves In Strange Ways.

Eleven year old Roxie Doss was diagnosed with a rare cancer. A brain tumor. Called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.


She was given radiation for a while.

Her family and community prayed for a miracle. She got it! The inoperable brain tumor vanished. Totally disappeared.

The doctors have no explanation.

A result where one says thank you Lord and moves on.

Enjoy your Sunday!


  1. Thank you, Hackley. “Underway. … Underway, or under way, is a nautical term describing the state of a vessel. “Way” arises when there is sufficient water flow past the rudder of a vessel that it can be steered. A vessel is said to be underway if it meets the following criteria: It is not aground.”

  2. Unfortunately my nephew died of dipg 6 weeks ago
    Nice to hearing about someone beating it
    First time I’ve read that
    Good luck to them

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *