Saturday, February 18, 2006

This Week on the Island 02/19/2006

'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.
The pictures this week are: (1) Duval Street early 1900's. Note: Street car tracks were removed in 1927. (2) Duval Street today. Note: in the right side of both pictures you can see the tower of the bank on the corner of Duval and Front.

The Weather: Last Saturday was beautiful. A nasty cold front came thru last Sunday. Tuesday morning it was 50 degrees. It was Wednesday before the temperature got back above 70 degrees. Three days of cold, windy, nasty weather. That is way to cold for this island. Friday and Saturday and we are back near 80.

This weeks book was another by Dorothy Frances. It was 'Keys to Love' and was about a woman coming to Key West to help her Grandmother sell an old Conch House. I also started reading 'Key West Tales' by John Hersey. I wasn't too far into the book before I realized that I had read it before.

I had another once in a lifetime event this week. I applied for Social Security. How did I ever get this OLD?

It is a three day, President's Day week end. It is COLD up north. The island is packed. Not a parking space in sight. People everywhere. The sun is out and the temperature is wonderful. The humidity is non-existent. Lot of really white people working on that tan and turning bright red.

The Key West Polar Bear Club met at Monty's this week. They broke the ice and put it in the drinks and then got into the heated pool. Life is very hard here in the tropics.

Key West, You have got to love it
'Meet me at the end of the road' - Conky Tonkin'- Jimmy Buffett
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5597N, Long 81.8016W