Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008

I shot some B&W photos today (but they still need to be developed) and I ate way too much food. Flo Tiger had invited me to noontime"breakfast". She's been trying to sell the house in South Dade where she and her late husband Spencer had been living. She and her two dogs are now living at her dad's place on one of those ritzy islands along the 79th Street Causeway just east of the Channel 7 studios.

It was an interesting mix of people. Spencer's nephew Robbie was there. Well, since he got hit by a car while bike riding a few years ago he's never really "there", what with a steel plate and drain tubes in his head. He walks OK and his speech is understandable. He pretty much thinks like an eight year old and lives to play computer games. It's all he talks about. Flo's brother, who writes software for a living was there. Two of Flo's friends from South Dade were there. I think the reason for having our "breakfast" at noon was that the two ladies attend a Baptist church near where they live and then had to drive about thirty miles after the Christmas morning church service. They told us that normally the minister's sermons last about half an hour but today it was like he couldn't stop talking.

Flo is a gourmet cook! She made some kind of eggs with spinach and bacon in an egg poacher, as well as some fantastic potato latkes (pancakes) and French toast. I ate way too much, probably because I was eating breakfast so late as much as because it was so tasty.

I gave Flo a framed 11 X 14 print of Spencer when he was maybe 15 years old with his sister Donna, perhaps 17 at the time, sitting on the hood of an old 1950's vintage car on the Miccosukee Reservation. Donna was Robbie's mother. Now both Donna and Spencer are gone. Too soon, too young.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poomeister here. It's understandable celebrating Christmas instead of Hanukkah because getting presents and kissing young chicks under mistletoe is a Hell of a lot more fun. Just ask Lord Hicks.

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is that nut posting here? He's on Mr Hanky's black list.

7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shut up. Mr Hanky and I go a way back.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Michael Markey said...

Like your blog and am very grateful for all the sage and witty advice that you have given on the Leica forums.
Picked up the camera again after 15 years and ,although found the little lumix that I bought useful, I longed to get back to film.I had been using Leica binos for thirty years (I am 58)so it was a Leica that I wanted.Your advice on RFF was very useful.
Ended up with an M3.I am in the UK and enjoy reading the blog.Keep posting those old pictures. Thing
is they don`t look very old to me . Seems like yesterday !

Regards
Michael Markey

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.miamiherald.com/business/story/722974.html

Looks like there's quality video from Miami too.

1:47 AM  

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