Sunday, February 10, 2008

This Week on the Island 02/10/2008

'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 picture this week is a gift from a 'friend'. It used to hang in the original Margaritaville at Lands End on Margaret Street.

The Weather: Another beautiful week with temps in the high 70's and little to no humidity. Mars is in the sky after sunset and Venus/Jupiter are in the sky just before sunrise.

The book this week was 'Skin Tight' by Carl Hiaasen.

This week was 'Civil War Days'. There was an encampment of Confederate soldiers outside Fort Zack and an encampment of Union Soldiers inside of Fort Zack. There were staged skirmishes and a good time was had by all.

Saturday was another 'Keep Key West Clean' day. Jo and I cleaned up Caroline Street and around the bight.

Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) visited the island this week. There have been many famous people that have visited and lived in Key West. Some more famous than others. My next door neighbor tells me that Shel Silverstein used to live upstairs in my house. I had to Google him to see who he was. Seems he wrote children's stories, but you may know him as the guy that wrote ' A Boy Named Sue' and 'On the Cover Of The Rolling Stone'. Michael McCloud also wrote a few songs with him.

When I lived up north is South Carolina, I used to really dislike February. I felt that February was to the year what Monday was to the week, something I would like to try to get around. Here in Key West, February is the best the year has to offer. The winter is over, the skies are blue, the weather is warm and it feels like summer without the humidity. It is day after day after day of beautiful weather.

My niece Mandy and her family visited this week. It was good to see all of them.

Linda, the lady that ran 'The Conch Republic Cigar Shop' on Green Street (next to the old city hall), is moving to Panama. She will manage a hotel there.

Kathy, the lady that was the manager of 'Cheeseburgers' on Duval Street is moving to Maui to run the 'Cheeseburgers' in Lahaina.

A guy got busted for relieving himself onto the tourist walking down Duval Street from the second floor balcony at Dirty Harry's.

Key West, You have got to love it
'Living the life that others dream'
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5597N, Long 81.8016W
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