Saturday, April 06, 2013

This Week on the Island 04/07/2013

‘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.

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Weather: Just another wonderful week. In the mid 80’s in the day and low 70’s at night. Lots of sunshine and blue skies. Storm Friday night, beautiful week-end.

This week’s book was ‘Key West and the Spanish-American War’ by Wright and Joan Langley. I never realized that the Spanish-American War lasted about 3 months. I also started ‘Ghost Moon’ by Heather Graham. Another Key West Ghost Story.

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The conch train goes by the house many times a day. This week I heard a woman say, ‘Do people actually live here?’

Others that I have heard:

Are the gay people really gay or are they actors?

Does the water go all the way around the island?

How do you keep the island from floating away?

What time is the second sunset, I missed the first one?

Does the sun always set in the west here?

Are the coconuts real or do you tie them up there?

I read there are 46 bridges, but which one do I take to get to Key West?

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Iguanas are again taken over the grave yard. At the top left of the picture is another one looking over the broken concrete. He and about 4 others were hiding behind the broken wall.

Me and Boca visiting Fairvilla, the adult toys and costumes store.

The last 13 years of my life have been the best years. It is good to be retired and living in Key West, FL. Notice the hat band is the South Carolina crescent moon and palmetto tree.

The years in the service and the year in the military hospital from resulting injuries were probably the worst.

And we leave you this morning with a Monday evening picture of the sun set from Simonton Beach looking toward Sunset Key.

Key West, You have got to love it
'Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W

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