Sunday, March 11, 2018

Florida Keys Florida woman wins Keys conch-blowing contest; accepts proposal

Ummm - If I didn't live in Key West  and understand the lingo - I might have misconstrued this headline...

 - it's a CONCH (pronounced in the Keys - konk) SHELL. 

The article says:

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A Florida retiree has won the women's division in Key West's annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest — and accepted a marriage proposal from a fellow competitor.
Seventy-year-old Mary Lou Smith impressed the judges Saturday with long blasts on the fluted, pink-lined shell. And when 73-year-old Rick Race proposed on stage, she accepted by joining him in a joyous duet.

Naples daily news article

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

It's a crime if you don't adopt this diaper wearing rooster.

His name is Mad Max and he wears a diaper.
He's really cute. Don't be a chicken - adopt a rooster (for pet not for coq au vin).
You can get Mad Max at the Florida Keys SPCA. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

$550,000 gold bar thieves caught so that we may wear hats again!

In 2010, two burglars broke through the bulletproof glass to steal the $550,000 gold bar from Mel Fisher's museum.

They got away.

  The security cameras have footage of the theft, so I'm assuming that the escape must have been something VERY crafty, since it took the Feds EIGHT years to find them. I'm sorry to have to keep reminding you - Key West is an ISLAND.

Post theft, Mel Fisher's museum requires all visitors to take off their hats before they're allowed to enter.

It's worked so far - no hat-less person has stolen any gold.

Which one looks more suspicious?

Thursday, January 11, 2018


I'd rather take a direct hit from a frozen iguana than an excretion (infected or not) from a monkey.

From the Key West Citizen.

A crime fun fact...

Did you know that before it was outlawed in 1937, hemp was used to make sail canvas?

Did you know that the word "canvas" is derived from the word "cannabis"?

Not surprisingly, Key West had a thriving hemp farming industry.  

And of course, William R. Hackley was ALL OVER that.

Especially before he "called on all the ladies."

From the Key West Citizen.