I called it wrong. I was sure we were going to lose last night. We did not. God was good! We won 2 out of 3 games. Against the #1 team for most of the past 10 years.
I am glad I was wrong. Me of little faith!
We lost the first game. We were down 11-3. Came back. Lost by one point 16-15. The next two we won. By two or 3 points each game.
It took forever to play. We were the last to finish. Everyone was done and had gone home. It was a point at a time. Both sides grinding it out.
My day began with a haircut yesterday. Lori has been cutting my hair for 15 years. We have become friends.
Then it was Cuban Coffee Queen for lunch. I had 1 1/2 hours to kill before a manicure appointment. The time was some of the best I have spent recently.
Bob Dennard came up to me and said…..You’re Key West Lou! After acknowledging my existence, Bob said he was in Key West for a few days and had been looking for me. The Chart Room evenings and the Cuban Coffee Queen at lunch time.
We finally met! Bob, one great guy!
We could have talked all afternoon, but I had to get to Tammy’s for my manicure.
Bob presently from Fort Walton Beach. Started off in California. A career service man now retired. Widowed. Sixty four.
He has written five books. I was impressed! Two historical in hard back covers. The other three involving cruising. One of the cruise books centers in southeast Asia where Bob was stationed.
He writes a blog. kokoman.com. Not every day. Once a week, once a month. Whenever the mood strikes.
In addition to searching me out, Bob is researching to write a book about the Chart Room. I shared with him whatever I knew.
No question, we are going to meet again. Hopefully over the weekend.
Got to Tammy’s just in time. I keep repeating. She and husband Ricky personify the American dream. Tammy was born in Vietnam. Ricky in the U.S. Both work 6-7 days a week, 8 in the morning till 8-9 in the evening. No complaints. Expect nothing from anyone. Do for themselves.
Overseas Market is being remodeled. Cosmetically. New trees, new signs, things of that nature.
I remember when the site of Overseas Market was nothing but a large empty field. The shopping center was built in 1992. I started coming to Key West in 1989. Those early years, there was no Overseas Market.
I recall an update some years later. The whole shopping center was repainted. My recollection is the original color was some shade of pink. The new color yellow.
Time moves on.
This week’s KONK Life column Private Prisons was linked this morning to my Key West Lou website. keywestlou.com.
I have been critical of the judicial system in recent years. I feel a special entitlement as I spent my life as a lawyer. My faith in the system has been restored a bit by two very recent decisions. The Tom Brady one and the Kentucky clerk Kim Davis who refused to marry same sex couples. Both decisions correct based on the issues involved. Right on. Additionally, both courts went no further than required.
I am sick of hearing Trump and further sick of hearing about Hillary’s e-mails. Neither speak to the issues. We are not being told where each stands. I blame the media. We are not being educated as to their respective positions.
College football! Syracuse plays Rhode Island tonight.
How the mighty fall! Syracuse has not fielded a good football team in way too many years. We would never have scheduled a Rhode Island in days of old.
Further discouraging is that in the friday spreads in the newspaper, the Syracuse/Rhode Island game is not even mentioned.
Whatever, go Orange! Loyalty never diminishes.
Enjoy your day!
Today I begin reading your interesting blog. The last 2 years have been difficult….relocating to Naples from the beautiful Keys was difficult. It has been good for John to be here with topnotch doctors who have taken care of his health issues. All of the above is why I haven’t been reading Key West Lou. I’m back on t he computer and looking forward to more of the Key West adventures that you share with lots of readers.