Saturday, July 05, 2008

This Week on the Island 07/06/2008

'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 (click to enlarge) is ‘Cowboy Bill’s Reloaded’ and is next to Captain Tony’s on Green Street. In April 2006 (a little over 2 years ago) the building was being remodeled for a new bar. I wonder how long this one will last.

The Weather: Summer in the Keys.

The book this week was some of Faulkner’s short stories, ‘A Rose for Emily’, ‘The Evening Sun’, ‘Barn Burning’, ‘Dry September’, and ‘Spotted Horses’.

Lots of people in town for the week of July 4th. One of those people was Boca’s past owner, Jamie. She came into Schooner Wharf and Boca went crazy. You could say he was glad to see her. They spent some time together.

The Sherman’s are back in town working on their Conch House. We met them last December when they were looking for a house in Key West. They purchased one and now get to spend time working on it.

This week for July 4th there was cannon fire at Fort Zack. A Civil War re-enactment. It started at 9:00 AM and fired every 15 minutes, once for each of the 34 state in the Union after the Civil War. Of course there was the normal fireworks display at White Street Pier and the big celebration at the Casa Marina and let’s not forget the parties at each and every bar in town.

There are 365 days in the year (excluding leap year). That means that 1 day (the 183rd day) is the middle day of the year. July 2nd is that day and was our 37th wedding anniversary. I don’t know how she has put up with me all these years.

‘Captain Run-a-Grounds’ is closed and ‘Thai Life Floating Restaurant’ has opened.

One of our homeless guys is into the alternative life style. He is usually alone. This week I saw him holding hands with a new homeless guy in town. I felt happy that he had found someone.

NOTE: Email address change to

Key West, You have got to love it
'Living the life that others dream'
Doug Bennett
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