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Uncle Bob makes music for laughs – Key West performer’s enthusiasm is contagious

Uncle Bob makes music for laughs – Key West performer’s enthusiasm is contagious

“Most people say they like the weather and water in Key West, what I like is the attitude. I have seen more people pick up garbage bags then throw them down. I picked one up on my way here,” said Bob with a grin. “A quick judge of a person is if they are the thrower-awayers or picker-uppers. I think we should have as little impact on the planet as we can.” …

‘It always comes down to poetry’ – Key West’s Poet Laureate reflects on a life well lived

‘It always comes down to poetry’ – Key West’s Poet Laureate reflects on a life well lived

“Some friends and I were in Havana to ring in the New Year,” he said from his cottage’s book-crowded living room. “December, 1959, and Fidel Castro was ‘on his way’ to Havana. We were part of a mob of people who fled to Miami.” When he arrived in Miami, some friends decided to visit Key West. “Loved it on sight!” Kirby said. “My friend and I bought our first house. It was where the Banyan timeshare is now, on Whitehead Street.”…

The many lives of Mrs. Appel

The many lives of Mrs. Appel

“I never wanted to meet my birth mother while my real mother was alive. I thought it would hurt her terribly,” Toni said. “But when I finally went to Italy, it was bittersweet. I couldn’t speak Italian and she couldn’t speak English, so we had some cousins interpreting for us. Although, I was finally able to tell her, ‘Thank you for giving us the life we had in the United States.’”…

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