Stone crab season upon us! Begins next saturday, October 15. Whoopie!
I consider stone crabs the finest of foods. Always have. From the first time I enjoyed them in 1962. At Joe’s Stone Crabs in Miami. Stone crabs, hash browns and cream spinach!
Only fished in one place. The Florida Keys. Our specialty.
The season runs through May 1, 2023.
Enjoy them! Expensive, but worth it!
The older I get, the more I realize there is so much I do not know. Today, I learned that George Custer is buried at West Point.
Custer was killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn in Montana. I always assumed he was buried there. Not so. One year after his death, his body was returned to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Many great historical figures were never at the top of their class while in school. Custer one. He graduated from West Point in 1861 at the bottom of his class.
On this day in 2004, actor Cristopher Reeve died at the age of 52. Best known for his starring role in four Superman films. I considered his performance in the 1980 movie Somewhere in Time one of his best also.
Reeve was an avid horseman. On May 27, 1995 he was thrown from a horse. The accident resulted in his being paralyzed from the neck down.
I met Reeve at a charity fundraiser in Utica several years later. Spent a short bit of time with him. All I could think and feel as I walked away from him was how sad.
Romani people are not to be confused with Romanians or Romans. They are Gypsies.
Hitler was anti-Gypsy as he was anti-Jew. He did not kill as many Gypsies only because there were significantly fewer in number than Jews. However kill them he did.
A large number of Gypsies were confined to Auschwitz. On October 10, 1944, 800 gypsy children were gassed to death at Auschwitz. No particular reason. Just lets get rid of 800 today.
It bothers me that there are those today who have become fascists in thought, some in action. Hitler lovers. How can they so be when Hitler and his followers killed so many innocents. Difficult for me to understand. I worry about the rise of anti-Semitism in the U.S.
Steve Thomson wrote of the Southernmost Point.
The Southernmost Point statue is not actually the furthest south in Key West. The City decided for logistical reasons that spot would be the best.
There used to be a metal sign with all the information here. During Spring Break it began started disappearing every year. So the City put in a giant sewer fixture and filled it with cement. I think the thieves understood the message sent.
They painted it bright red with all the info. Now they line up for a block to get their photo. It looks like a buoy and everyone loves it. You have to take pictures, everyone does it.
Every time you see Key West on TV, they show the Southernmost Point and that beautiful sea.
Enjoy your day!