Saturday, June 25, 2016

This Week on the Island 06/26/2016

 ‘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: Forcast for next 5 months: Hot and humid with a chance for showers.
This week I started reading ‘Caribbean Gold, the Treasure of Tortuga’ by Michael Reisig.
Key West has a larger collection of old wooden houses than anywhere in the USA. The Historical society is in charge of keeping these building looking the way they look. Until recently they didn’t care if people bought the houses and removed all the ‘ginger bread’ wood work. This old wood work used to tell what a person did for a living.
This would be a ships wheel to stear the ship, so a Captain lived here.
This would be a device for checking where you were (sexton) so this house belonged to a Navigator.
This house probably belonged to someone whose heart belonged to the sea or lost their love at sea. Waves with a heart in it.
This house has lots of stuff but I took the picture because of the row of pins above the entrance. Pins like you see on the railing of a ship.
And many houses have some form of waves on them.
This house was 'updated'  and now has no gingerbread.
We leave you this week with a woman of many parts.

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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