Saturday, April 25, 2015

This Week on the Island 04/26/2015

‘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:  Again, same as last week, and the week before, and the week before.
 No book this week.
 On April 23, 1982, the Federal Government blocked the road (US1) coming into the Keys at the intersection of the Keys and the mainland at Last Chance Saloon. They used the US Boarder Patrol to do it. Key West succeeded from the Union, since it was obvious that the US Government considered the Keys to be outside the US. We declared war and immediately surrendered and applied for $1 billion in aid to repair our war torn country. This week we begin the celebration of that formation of the Conch Republic. "We Seceded Where Others Failed'.
We ended last weeks ‘This Week on the Island’ with the Drag Races on Duval so we will start this week with Schooner Wharf Bar’s 25th Annual Conch Cruiser Car Show
Sir Peter, Secretary General of the Conch Republic, ashes were placed in a giant conch shell in the Key West Cemetery.

Jo and I were in the Conch Republic Parade on Thursday with the pirates of Schooner Wharf.

The bed races were held on Duval Street outside 801 Bourbon.

Long Live the Conch Republic

 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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