Monday, February 28, 2005

This Week on the Island 06/06/2004

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

This week I finished painting the new front porch. It really looks good and all the neighbors say it looks exactly like the old front porch. We also passed 'inspection' by the City of Key West.

It is quite on the island this week. The start of hurricane season, and the end of the dry season. The Navy is dredging the harbor and the dock at the 'outer mole'. The ships that were scheduled to dock there are having to dock off the island and have their passengers brought to shore by boat. Many of these ships are going to other ports until the construction is complete.

This week starts 'Pride Week' in Key West. It used to be known as 'Gay Pride Week'. The town should fill up by next week end.

My neighbor, Sam, had his car demolished by a drunk at 2:45 AM Sunday morning. His car was parked on the side of the road. She was telling police that he pulled out in front of her. He was in his house asleep. She was taken off to jail.

Key West, you have go to love it
Doug Bennett
Florida belonged to the Spanish from 1513 until 1821 or about 300 years until the United States purchased it from them. It was discovered by Ponce de Leon after he came with Columbus on his second voyage in 1493. Ponce de Leon lived in Hispaniola and discovered Borinquin (Puerto Rico) before he discovered Florida. An old map of Florida will show that it stretched from Jacksonville to the Mississippi River and that Alabama and Mississippi were land locked. The Western sections of Florida were given to Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. This means that Florida lost about 20% of it's land mass to these other states.