A touching story on the internet this morning. What I view as making life a bowl of cherries for a brief moment in a person’s life.

I have shortened the story in the interest of time and space. The entire tale can be found in Weird Fantastic & Ridiculous Things in the World. A tear jerker.

A cab driver went to pick up a lady. She was small and frail. In her 90’s. Dressed like the 1940’s. Behind her he could see her furniture covered in white sheets. She carried a small satchel.

She gave him an address. Told the driver to take her through the downtown area first. He told her it was out of the way and would be costly. She said it did not matter. She was on the way to hospice. Her doctor told her she only had a few days to live. She had no family.

The driver ended taking her all over town. She had him stop in front of certain places and explained her life experience in front of each one.

When they finally ended up at hospice, two kindly attendants came out with a wheel chair to take her inside. She asked the cab driver how much. He said nothing…..I would want my mother to be treated as I have treated you.

The cab driver made the woman feel good. He made himself feel good at the same time.

Two nights ago, power from Islamorada to Key West was out for up to 4 hours depending where you lived. Affected were 56,000 people. The Florida Keys Electric Co. reported yesterday “high winds” caused the power failure. 

Keys people have come to not necessarily believe utility companies when they explain why something stopped working. Water and electrical companies the worst. 

I never heard high winds during the evening. Checked the weather report. Winds during the time in question were 20 mph, with gusts up to 25. Not the kind of “storm” to close down power for 4 hours. The problem with our utility companies is they fail to maintain and rehabilitate. Yet they spend money exorbitantly on salaries at the high end and in certain instances awarding board members lifetime medical insurance.

One of the greatest movies of all time premiered this day in 1939 in Atlanta. Gone With The Wind starring Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable.

Love Gable’s closing line: “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

The New York Times yesterday ran an interesting story for the “frugal traveler” titled: Key West for Cheapskates. Although detailed and specific, I don’t buy it. I have been here 30 years and prices overall have become outrageous. You really have to love Key West to continue living here.

The weather continues to be chilly and rainy. Today’s high will be 74, low 70. Eighty percent chance of rain. Correct. It has been pouring heavy the past two hours. Wind 25 mph, with gusts of 30-35 mph. It will warm up 3-4 degrees over the weekend. 

Fortunate it is not Christmas yet. Santa and his reindeer would have a hard time making visits.

Podcast today 4 years old. Trump President. My ranting involves Trump’s children benefitting from Trump fund raising.



I wrote yesterday about the Satanic display erected at the Iowa State Capitol building in Des Moines. A “holiday” display.

The Satan display was damaged “beyond repair” yesterday.

A wacko position. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a non-religious group, is seeking to remove books from school libraries they consider dangerous to young people. The Bible on their hit list! The group claims more than 100 sexually explicit references contained therein.

Why can’t God be left alone?

A God’s in His Heaven, all’s right with the world thing follows.

A 4 month old baby boy was sucked from his home by a tornado and miraculously found alive in a tree. The baby, named Lord, and his family were in a mobile home in Clarksville, Tennessee, last week when a powerful twister ripped the roof off their mobile home and sucked Lord out of his bassinet.

Lord’s mother and father searched. Ten minutes later found Lord lying in a fallen tree in the pouring rain.

His mother thought he would be dead. Not so. Looked like ‘he was placed on the tree gently. Like an angel guided him safely to that spot.”

Have to move swiftly. A busy morning ahead including a manicure at noon.

Enjoy your day!


  1. God Lou, can ONLY be left alone, if he is left alone and not constantly forced down our throats by religious zealots and Republicans.

    Reasonable people are fine with those with faith, it is their need for them to force that faith on everybody else and tell US how to live, that’s causing the problem.

    Afghanistan is not the ONLY place where religion if being forced on its people. That’s happening EVERY day here in America.

Leave a Reply

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