Saturday, June 02, 2012

This Week on the Island 06/03/2012

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.
Weather: Hurricane season started June 1st which also brings with it the rainy season. We have had some rain this week almost every day.

This week I read ‘The Quick Adios (Times Six)’ by Tom Corcoran.

A great story in the local Blue Paper. A person won $13 million in the lottery. She didn’t want anyone to know who won, so she asked a friend to pick up the money. For this she gave her friend $2 million. The friend started spending the money but her husband sued her for ‘his half’. She has spent $150,000 in lawyer fees and has found (1) there is a law in Florida (1943) that states that a married woman can have her own ‘separate property’ that is not under her husbands control. And (2) her husband was previously married and did not get divorced. So she may not even be married to him.

We attended two meeting this week. One about updating Caroline Street and the other about putting a restaurant in the old Water Front Market. The Caroline Street Project as presented would remove all parking from Caroline Street. The old Water Front Market Project would allow amplified music from the second story rooftop of the building. We are against both. The Citizens Voice (bitch column) in our local paper had someone complaining that I was the only one that wanted to keep parking on Caroline Street. As much as people complain about no parking downtown, I cannot believe our commissioner would let them get rid of parking. More later?

The space shuttle floated by Key West on its way to Houston, TX. (Picture thanks to the Key West Citizen)

Jo rides her tricycle to work each day. (It is only a couple of miles each way). Friday, about 5PM, it was pouring rain. I went to get her in the Suzuki and she drove home while I rode the tricycle home. Soaked to the skin but loving it. It is great to be old enough to enjoy myself without worrying about what people will think.

The Coast Guard has a new Cutter the Richard Etheridge (Picture thanks to the Key West Citizen)

I like to sit at the table at the bottom of the stairs at Schooner. It gives me a good view of the stage, the audience and the people on Lazy Way Lane. There is almost always a nice breeze here.

Boca, Sassi and I were taking our late evening walk down Duval. We turned onto Green Street and Boca stopped in Sloppy Joe’s to greet someone. Lee Davis, Springfield, Illinois, came out to talk a while. Nice guy.

Key West, You have got to love it
'Living the life that others dream'
Doug Bennett
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Sassi dancing to Schooner Wharf Bar Dog.