Half the fun us being with beautiful spirits & enjoying sampling the restaurants in Key West. Tonight was Mimsy.Lippys Birthday, my sister-in-law …she is the lovely wife of my handsome brother from another life Brig! We truly enjoyed our celebration at Santiago’s Bodega…all I can say is “Orgasmic!” Happy Birthday Mims and many many more! Muah!!! ♡♡♡♡
In the Tradition of Key West and throwback thursday…Here is a formal portrait I…Vidal did of Toni Michelle Tufenkjian Gage…yes the lovely wife of Rick Gage and as a product of that Wedding two gorgeous daughters as well…Pam Davila her Mom truly helped to create not only one of Key Wests most beautiful woman but a lovely classic Bride as well…I am blessed to call her friend and to be the families photographer for generations going back to her Grandfather Papa Tony Davila…a classic beautiful Bride and also a huge beautiful soul…Toni thanks for making me “Look Good!” and a special Happy Birthday to you too…remember we keep getting better and you are living proof!
I’M ONLY IN THE NEXT ROOM
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I, and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name,
speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was,
let it be spoken without effort, without a trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was;
there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near,
just around the corner.
All is well!
Henry Scott Holland, 1847-1918,
Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Community is important to me and your voice should count, but it does not. Soon there will be Elections for Keys Energy for Board of Directors…three seats are coming open. Keys Energy carries power up to the 7 mile bridge, yet rate payers that live in Key Haven, Stock Island and up to the 7 mile bridge are not allowed to vote!!! Is this fair? This is an outdated law from the 1960’s when it was City Electric…since the 60’s much has changed for the better. It has bee. Keys Energy and carries power up to the 7 mile bridge…if you are a rate payer…your vote should count yet you are discounted! The solution: We the rate payers all need to contact our State Representative Holly Merrill Roschein…to bring this up to Tallahassee so that we can update this out dated law… I have sent several emails in the past year and a half to her and her office and obviously its not important enough for them to bring to Tallahassee… I say it’s not fair you don’t have a word in voting for your Board members when you pay for the service!!! I currently sit on two different boards in Key West Florida and I am able to tell all affiliated what is happening with their dollars! You deserve the same consideration! Remember this used to be City Electric, but it has expanded and they do a beautiful job by bringing power all the way up to the 7 mile bridge… Now let’s help to change this law so that your voice can be heard! Contact Holly Merrill Raschein, she is right here on Facebook or her email is Holly@hollyraschein.com… I hope all who read this do their Community service by passing this on to everyone who is not allowed to vote…YOUR VOICE DOES COUNT!
Great eats and great friends…look at this backdrop …I never take this for granted here in Key West…We dined outdoors at Salute…the fish and shrimp were over the top fresh and delicious…and even though I don’t always have it…the Key Lime Pie is the tallest and best in Key West…thank you Frank for the
terrific service and taking a picture of me and my loving friends! Vidalofkeywest.com