SUNDAY…..BRITISH OPEN AND LIZ
Another slow pleasant sunday.
My two biggies for the day were the British Open and Liz.
The British Open spectacular! Actually, Jordan Speith spectacular! He closed as only a winner and potential golf great could. A tough 13th hole. Lucky to have walked away with a bogey. Then 5 under the next four holes. Birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie. Included in the four holes were 50 and 30 foot putts.
Speith not yet 24. In a few days.
I felt sorry for Matt Kuchar. Came in second. Three strokes behind. Fifty years old. A 7 time pro winner. Age upon him. Might never be that close to a major win again.
Rushed over to Liz’s for lunch when the Open ended. Liz now home two weeks after five difficult weeks in the hospital. Her diabetes was out of control.
Liz was born a diabetic. Takes her shots and watches her food intake religiously. When out to dinner, she spends time studying the menu, asks questions of the waiter, etc.
Somehow there was a screw up. Whether she failed to take her medication or dieted incorrectly, no one knows. Whatever, almost killed her.
Liz is an outstanding cook. She did not cook yesterday. Not up to it yet. She did select the ingredients and direct their preparation, however. I enjoyed crab, shrimp and key lime pie. Two different sauces with the crab and shrimp.
We ate at a small table in the garden. a fan blowing upon us to ward off the humidity.
Liz always has help. A woman who resides with her. Liz refers to her as her assistant. Yesterday, the number was up to two. I noticed also a chair has been installed to take Liz up and down the stairs.
Liz is a good person. I enjoy her company. Dean of two law schools. Much in common to discuss. One thing stills bothers me about her. She voted for Trump. Still likes Trump. I do not understand.
Liz just turned 83. I, 82. We are contemporaries. I tell Liz I like older women.
Forgot to mention one thing in yesterday’s blog. On my busy Saturday night, I also stopped at Sloppy Joe’s to watch the finals of the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest.
Sloppy’s packed. I was able to push myself in about 20 feet. Stayed 15 minutes.
A fun event. Each contestant gives a speech why he should be selected. Prior winners judge. A lot of fun banter back and forth.
I left before it was over. Later learned Richard Filip of Fayetteville, Texas the winner. Probably been a candidate 10-15 years. Faithful participation for years required before a look-alike is seriously considered for the title.
Lobster mini season wednesday and thursday. For amateurs, not the commercial lobster fishermen. Their season begins August 6.
Fifty thousand persons will visit the Keys wednesday and thursday to dive for lobsters.
The local bank robber I mentioned a few days ago. We now know how he robbed the bank. Walked up to the cashier and said, “Give me all the bills. I know where you live.”
When arrested, he is reported to have said to the police he wanted to be returned to jail.
Sounds like he wanted to get caught.
If you are able, take a look at my Facebook live video of yesterday. Key West Lou Live. I spoke of my grandfather again. This time how Ellis Island gave him his last name: Petrone.
Enjoy your day!
Lou, just checking on you to see how your recovery is progressing.