Saturday, July 20, 2019

A Cemetery And McDonald's

A short city walk on a hot afternoon produced a few pictures and no deep thoughts:
 The Key West Citizen - Friday, February 22, 2002

Barbara Mae Whitehead, affectionately called ""Bobbie," was born on June 22, 1921 in Key West. A life-long resident of Key West, she departed this life on Feb. 20, 2002, at Lower Keys Medical Center after an extended illness. 

Bobbie made an impact on the lives of all who were graced with her presence. She will always be remembered and appreciated. 

Bobbie was a member of the Key West United Methodist Church and she owned and operated Bobbie's Beauty Salon. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and many friends, especially those at Dennis Pharmacy. 
The old Conch shell at the cemetery was adorned with a wine bottle oddly enough:
We couldn't go in to check on it!
Rusty contented himself with things at his eye level:
And I at mine:
I stopped at McDonald's on North Roosevelt for a salad as recommended by my absent wife and found these bicycles blocking the wheelchair ramp. These days I notice this sort of thing and though I kept my irritation to myself I did post something on Facebook, which is not something I do very often.
And there was lots of room at the bike rack or almost anywhere in the private parking lot. Grrr.


Native Floridian said...

It's a shame people (Barbara Whitehead, etc.) die and we lose all the history they experienced. I read not long ago about the guy who developed Duck Key. It was a very interesting story. He was living in the only house on the island and the Indies Inn had been open less than a year when Donna struck in 1960. They stayed inside the Indies Inn during the hurricane because they only found out about Donna hours (not days) before it hit. The eye made landfall right on Duck Key too, so they got the full experience. So much has changed in the way people live their lives since 1960 that it's amazing.

Anonymous said...

Did someone pour wine on the monument and leave the wine bottle? That, and the bikes, disrespectful and clueless. Expected nowadays.

Conchscooter said...

Native Floridian: yes but I have to say I’m glad we get more warning even though that warning is often used for hype rather than as a thoughtful warning!
Anon: yes but I fear people have always been that way. At least nowadays we are led to believe we can do better. Odd thought that, isn’t it? Fifty years ago accommodating wheelchairs in business and public spaces seemed quaint. Now it’s the law of the land. Some small measure of progress? I must be in a hopeful mood.