Key West Lou / HAPPY BIRTHDAY ATM
Originally posted June 2017
Everyone, everything has a birthday. Two days ago, ATM. Fifty years old. the first ATM having been opened on June 27, 1967. Barclay’s Bank in London.
Prior to ATMs, you could only get money out of a bank during bank working hours: 8-3. On weekends, not at all.
We have been spoiled!
Move completed yesterday. I am surrounded by boxes. Every room. Taking today off. Tired. Will get at arranging things hopefully tomorrow.
I am at Starbucks at the moment. Still do not have wi-fi or anything else Comcast provides.
I am going to head over to Verizon when I am done. I have a vague recollection I have wi-fi on my cell phone.
Chart Room first last night. Sat and slowly drank. Not crowded. Three couples sitting at the round table. From New York City. Boisterous. Loud. Laughing. Having fun.
Their bar bill over $300 for six people. When leaving, they apologized for the noise, etc. No problem. They said they were from the City and that is how NYC people are.
They tripped onto the Chart Room. First time. Loved it!
I got to show off a bit. Two of the ladies wanted to know about the names and ashes of those in the bar.
Dinner after the Chart Room at the Hot Tin Roof. One of my favorite dining places. Not last night.
I was not that hungry. Ordered bread and fried calamari. Asked for the bread first and quickly. Told the bartender I had been drinking.
Note the Chart Room charges for bread. $3. Stupid, but that’s the way it is. My bread did not arrive till I was almost done with the calamari.
Some nights you just can’t win!
May such be one of my biggest problems in life
A lawsuit has been filed in California federal court. Some group wants fluoridation of water stopped. Claim neurotoxicity and not consistent with the Toxic Substances Control Act.
I recall when fluoridation came to New York State. I was in high school. A bitter war. Many opposed.
Ten years later, dentistry as known then was not the best of careers. Fluoridation had cut back dramatically tooth decay. For many years, dental school was avoided by many.
Dentistry is back big time these days. Implants, etc. Fluoridation still around. Pseudo experts claiming it unhealthy.
I am 81 and still here.
Florida’s Senator Rubio is sometimes his own worst enemy. I happen to like him. However, he sometime says stupid things. He needs more maturity. Like another ten years. Then he might be Presidential timber.
His latest statement giving me concern is the Republican healthcare bill. He is not concerned that 22 million will be without coverage by 2016. He considers by that number “…..only a small percentage will be hurt.”
One of Key West’s favorite people was married on June 28, 1919. Harry Truman married Bess.
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