The crosswalks on Northern Boulevard are a disaster waiting to happen. Local officials not responsible. It was a State job. The State made the decisions.
Lights are needed at the crosswalks. The State is considering yellow lights. Key West leaders red lights. Louis, red lights.
It appears the State is pushing a compromise. You do not compromise with life. The need for the lights and the color of them is a life and death situation.
The Boulevard is a race track. Do the right thing!
Got a manicure yesterday at noon. Love Tammy!
Two ladies getting pedicures. Sharing a bottle of champagne. Flutes and all. The ladies knew how to live!
A fish sandwich at Hogfish last night. Fair sized crowd. Sat at an uncrowded bar and read the newspapers.
Super Boat Races start saturday. A whole week. End the following saturday. A major event!
This marks the 35th year the event has been held.
The big boats have started coming in. Long and sleek. Beauties. They will be parked everywhere.
Nothing like watching the races. The sound of the boats combined with the roar of the low flying helicopters exciting. Keeps you on edge.
“I’m Just Wild About Harry.” It is two days in a row I am writing about Harry Truman and the 1948 Presidential election. The song intro is not because I like Harry. It is what the crowd sang on November 5 when Truman returned to Washington after election.
Remember, Truman was supposed to lose. Not even a close election.
Reports indicate two-thirds of Washington turned out to welcome him. Described also as hundreds of thousands. They lined the streets the motorcade followed from Union Station to the White House.
The Washington Post predicted Dewey would win. As the parade passed by the Washington Post building, a large banner was visible on the building. “Welcome Home from the Crow Eaters.”
The National Catholic Reporter ran a featured article November 2. It had to do with pedophile priests. The article stated that in any area where a sex abuse situation occurred, people left the Church. Such resulted in a loss of cash flow. Not enough people putting money in the basket on sunday.
The numbers are interesting. The article says legal payments via settlement or otherwise to victims was $3 billion. I have read elsewhere, $4 billion. Whatever. Contrasted against the loss of Church collections, the claim is the Church has and is losing $2.3 billion per year.
I somewhat disagree with pedophilia being the reason many Catholics walked away. Many had left earlier. For me, it was birth control in the 1960s. My generation was unhappy with the Church’s position.
The decline in Church attendance obviously started long before the pedophilia discoveries. The Church was not paying attention.
After the recent Synod which closed last month, I fear the Church has failed to learn its lessons. Except for Pope Francis and a handful of bishops, the remaining bishops are not in accord with his changes to attract back Catholics who left.
This week’s KONK Life is on the streets. My column this week is The Looting of Social Security. One of the best I have written. Read it, if you have the chance.
The article was linked to my Key West Lou website this morning. keywestlou.com.
Bocce tonight. We could use three wins. I am a pig!
Enjoy your day!