The storms of Key West, historically speaking, were a time of great booty. A storm might take down a galleon stuffed to the gills with treasure. Wreckers and pirates and all manner of opportunists only had to sit back and wait, and let nature do her thing. The benefactors of the plunder made a killing and in its heyday Key West was the wealthiest city in America.

All week there has been unrest as locals took seriously the weather reports of hurricane warnings. Friends urged: get supplies, get prepared. I’ve heard about these storms and I’m perversely excited to see what all the fuss is about. But just in case, off I went to purchase the batteries, flashlights, crackers, water and anti-looter spray I’m assured I will need.


8 thoughts on “Booty

  1. hey Frank, great to hear from you. sadly i had to give up the magnificent Paddy Wagon. turned out to be a little too rich for the taste of my budget. hoping all is grand with you and yours. C

  2. Gotta’ LOVE booty!!! If you happen to be fortunate enough to have some wash-up at your beautiful feet, you can load it up in your “Paddy Wagon”…if you still have it. Just watched “The Pirates: Band of Misfits” with my 8-year old daughter. It’s very funny, from the creators of Wallace and Grommit. Check it out when you’re in the mood…lot’s of adult humor. I liked the female pirate, who disguised herself with a beard and wig. Her pirate band referred to her as the “Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate”. Looking forward to catching-up, Frank.

  3. One of your best. Thanks. Weathering Isaac with no problems in West Palm Beach. A little rain and a few breezes. Good luck stay safe.

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