Sunday, February 27, 2005

This Week on the Island 02/08/2004

'This 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.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Had to run the air conditioner Thursday and Friday night, Saturday while walking Wyleigh Dog it was 85 degrees and then Saturday night it dropped to 65 degrees with 30 MPH gusts of wind. Today, Sunday, it is overcast, windy and cold (58 degrees).

This week we had 'Women Flag Football'. Women from 6 countries have met in Key West to have an international flag football tournament along with a parade down Duval Street. The Kelly McGillis (Top Gun) Classic Women's Flag Football Championship.

Key West has decided to pay a local barber $20,000 to get rid of 900 chickens. He has his own web site now, . On the farm when you get too many chickens, you have chicken for dinner (roosters) and you eat and sell eggs (no babies hatched).

Remember the Cubans that tried to make it to America in a 1951 Chevy flatbed pickup with pontoons. They were sent back to Cuba and the Coast Guard sunk their truck. Well this week the same Cubans tried it again using a 1959 Buick. They didn't make it this time either.

We have a 'square rigger' in the Key West Bight named the 'Crowith Cramer'. The sails are tied to the mast and are extended across the spar like vertical blinds by pulling ropes instead of being dropped from the spar. It is a student ship and teaches sailing.

There is a little street off the 200 block of Duval named Charles St. There is a place down this street called 'The Naked Lunch'. To attract attention to there business they usually have cute women stand on the corner of Duval and Charles and talk to tourist. Tuesday there was a man sitting in a chair with no shirt, a towel around his middle, and his pants in a bunch at his ankles. (Looked like he was sitting on the john.) He was holding a sign that said 'The Naked Lunch'.

Doug Bennett
Key West, You have got to love it.

The house around the corner just sold for $875,000.00. It really needs a lot of work.