Sunday, February 27, 2005

This week on the Island 02/29/2004

'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.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I would recommend this week's book, 'More Postcards from Paradise' by June Keith. The chapters are about 2 -3 pages long and very entertaining. The book is about 250 pages. You will learn many things about Key West.

We had 10 Cubans arrive in Key West Wednesday morning. They landed at the Southernmost Point right next to the monument.

This week end is the 'Wrecker's Race' and is in celebration of Key West's days of wrecking. Ships would wreck on the reef and the people from Key West would rescue the passengers and cargo from the wrecked ship. Key West was the riches city in the USA in those days. The government built light houses and the wrecking days came to an end.

This week end is also the start of 'Spring Break'. Spring Break starts the first week of March and ends Easter weekend. We will have 6 weeks of spring break this year. People seem to be much more noisy than normal.

It looks like my next project will be the front porch. I applied for and received city license and permission from HARC (Historical Committee) to repair/replace rotted/termite infested wood on the front porch.

One of my girls, Wyleigh Dog, asked me out for Sadie Halkins day (Feb 29th). She wanted to go to Schooner Wharf Bar and listen to Michael McCloud.

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

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