Last snowfall in Florida Keys? There has never been one. A real one. A year or two ago, Howard Livingston had many pounds of ice ground up and sprayed on his Summerland property. Snow everywhere. Deep snow.

Lynda Frechette is responsible for my snow reference this morning. Her weekly blog had attached a page from an old issue. A comment from the page…..There has never been a recorded snowfall in the Florida island chain  since the National Weather Service began keeping records in 1870.

If we ever get snow, there should be no question in anyone’s mind that global warming exists.

The Arctic storm beginning to hit the northeast will be in the Florida Keys tonight. Temperature in the high 60s. Then normal 80s by day weather for about ten days. At that time, the Polar Vortex will hit causing some cold in the Florida Keys.

Haircut with Lori yesterday morning. She has a new shop on Whitehead. New building across from Fausto’s. Lovely! Modern in appearance. Spacious.

Then to Publix to pick up a few things.

Pineapples for sale. I took one and drove the cart around the store with the pineapple sitting upside down. No one approached me, male or female.

I did not buy the pineapple. Returned it to its fruit counter spot before checking out.

Dinner alone last night. Just me and the newspapers. The bar at Conch Republic. Enjoyed stone crabs. Knew no one. All tourists. Bar half full.

John Glenn passed away yesterday. At age 95. An American hero. No question.

Flew 149 combat missions in World War II and the Korean War. The first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. 1992. Later, a United States Senator. He was the last of the original Mercury 7 Astronauts living.

The most telling feature…..He and his wife were married 70 years at the time of his death.

Tonight, I eat exceptionally well. Donna is cooking. I am having dinner with Donna and Terri.

Enjoy your day!


  1. Hi Lou. The snow you referenced is crushing us in Chautauqua County in Western New York. Already more than a foot with more on the way. Buffalo, which is just 40-50 miles north, is snow free. Lake effect snow at its best,

  2. You drove an electric cart around the store ! I imagine there were more than a few chuckles over that. I am right now. Thats funny and probably why no one seemed serious. Most anyone interested I think would be more responsive if the carrier of the pineapple was walking under his own power. Can’t help it, I find this funny.

    I’d still like to know if you think the great ice age and the later little ice age and other such weather anomalies were due to mankind.

  3. Louis,

    I thought the same thing Patrick did. You wrote that you “drove” the cart around the store, giving the impression you were driving an electric shopping cart. Such as Cindy does when she grocery shops, while I “push” my cart around the store.

    Subtle difference but there is a difference.

  4. keywestlou on December 10, 2016 at 10:46 am said:
    Rare Buffalo fails to get hit. For Patrick, another example of global warming at work.
    end quote

    Being from the Utica area I would think you’d understand lake effect. Its all about wind direction, velocity and water temperature as to who gets what. Its been around since the lakes were formed and probably always will be. al gore may have something to say about that, but, he has shown what little he knows over the years. If the globe really is warming, which hasn’t happened over the past 20 or so years, its all part of a bigger thing called the universe and how it works. Axis angle, sun activity and all that neat stuff.

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