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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.”…

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