Week on the Island’ is written by Doug Bennett and is an update to friends
about happenings in Key West last week. Everything is true except for those
parts that are lies.
Again, same as last week, and the week
before, and the week before.
On April 23, 1982, the Federal
Government blocked the road (US1) coming into the Keys at the intersection of
the Keys and the mainland at Last Chance Saloon. They used the US Boarder
Patrol to do it. Key West succeeded from the Union, since it was obvious that
the US Government considered the Keys to be outside the US. We declared war and
immediately surrendered and applied for $1 billion in aid to repair our war
torn country. This week we begin the celebration of that formation of the Conch
Republic. "We Seceded Where Others Failed'.
We ended last
weeks ‘This Week on the Island’ with the Drag Races on Duval so we will start
this week with Schooner
Wharf Bar’s 25th Annual Conch Cruiser Car Show
Sir Peter, Secretary
General of the Conch Republic, ashes were placed in a giant conch shell in the
Key West Cemetery.
Jo and I were in the
Conch Republic Parade on Thursday with the pirates of Schooner Wharf.
The bed races were held
on Duval Street outside 801 Bourbon.
Long Live the Conch
you have got to love it
'Close to Perfect, far from Normal’
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W