The OLD MAN in the Keys, a developing digital book

For want of a title, I thought this was an appropriate one. I am OLD! and I am presently living in my motorhome in a campground in the Florida Keys and I have opinions about this place and the people who visit here.

As I walk and drive around the Keys, I continue to wonder what draws people down here, in this heat and high humidity.

Add the high cost of visiting here, and unless you are a fisherman, the lack of things to do, and what you end up with, is a long string if small islands that exist on tourist dollars and still manage to look worn out and dilapidated.

Well, I have put together several chapters of my musings on just what I see that makes this place so interesting.

If you are in any way interested, I have placed my chapters onto my HubPages site, and you can start with chapter-1 by clicking on the link below.

The Old Man in the Keys

by Don Bobbitt, May, 2017

What I Got! – Today!

Wanna know what I got?

I got a rising Sun over the Atlantic shining in my Eyes.

I got Palm Trees waving in the morning breeze,

I got warm Sand under my feet and in my plastic shoes.

I got strangers, walking by, smiling and saying Hello to me.

I got families with small children giggling as they play at the edge of the Water.

I got waves coming in and wiping out sand castles built with such care, only an hour ago.

Or, should I just say;

I got Life, surrounding me with so many great things that I just have to Smile stupidly at everyone that I see.

by DON BOBBITT, April,4 2017

Copyright Don Bobbitt, April, 2017, All Rights Reserved.

Blood Pressure versus Coffee

I have high Blood Pressure!

It’s just a fact of life for me.

Even if I were able to isolate myself from the growing number of idiots who dominate the news networks, and even if the government lowered my taxes and started making all of the free-loaders in our country get jobs and pay their own way, I would still be one of those people with High Blood Pressure.

So, I have dutifully taken my prescribed pills each day so that my whole body gets pulled down into a slower pace.

And that’s OK, too.

But, I do cheat.

Every morning I drink Coffee. I mean I drink real coffee, not some chemically altered concoction they call decaffeinated.

Sure, I know I’m not supposed to do things that will raise my blood pressure, but I am addicted to Coffee. And, I have found that if I take my required dosage of meds, and then drink my morning coffee, my brain can absorb and react to what I see on the news for a couple of hours before my meds pull me down again.

This works for me; taking my meds to protect myself from the side effects of high blood pressure, and then once I am out and about, letting my meds kick in and  level my attitude out, a bit.

My Doctors tell me that; “at your age, you need to be reasonable about how much Coffee you drink”, so I do.

I’m down to only one pot of Coffee, each morning!

by Don Bobbitt, February, 2017

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Yes, I am an ASSHOLE! But, I’m not a perfect one.

I just have to write a little something about this.

If my article title offends anyone, I apologize ahead of time, before I go on.

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Stupidity doesn’t age well

As I grow older,

I have found that

Stupidity doesn’t age well.

It seems, the majority of the really stupid people

in my life

have now died off to an acceptable level.

 

by Don Bobbitt, December 4,2016

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Copyright, Don Bobbitt, December, 2016, All Rights Reserved

 

Sometimes you just need a place to run to

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I don’t know why!

I don’t even know what, brings this feeling on!

I just know that sometimes, not often,  but sometimes, I need a place to run to.

OK, just stop there, I don’t really mean to actually get up off of my Ass and break into a run.

But metaphorically, what I mean is that;

I ….. at times …… need to go, mentally at least, to a place where my mind is free to work on whatever “IT” is.

This “IT” that needs; deeper thought? ….. or fixing? ….. or whatever, sometimes just bubbles to the surface of my thoughts and demands my attention.

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Inspiration, over thought.

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Fellow writer, Jeffrey Smith shared a poem of his not long ago (I over-thought my thoughts.) and it inspired me. As I absorbed the brevity and simplicity of the poem, I came up with a response, of sorts, and here it is.

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I read a poem, it made me smile.

Derailed my mind, for a tiny while.

Great thoughts ran, their own short race,

Taking me to another place ……Inspiration!

by Don Bobbitt, April, 2015

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Copyright, Don Bobbitt, August, 2015, All Rights Reserved. You are free to enjoy and share this article with your friends and others, but if you wish to use it commercially, you must have the authors permission, in writing.

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I was Just Thinking! How much Money would be saved, if …..

 

I do it sometimes you know. Think!

Like my friend in the picture above, chewing on his Cud, I was just thinking ………….. about the number one excuse cops have for pulling a person in a car over.

You know, the famous (wink, wink) Broken Tail light or burned out tail light? We know, and the cops know that we know, that this is just an excuse to get their heads (and noses) into our cars, so they can have an excuse for writing a ticket of some kind.

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Pride?

 

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If I ask a man for a Hand,

Then it’s because I need it!

If I give a man a hand,

Then it’s because I need it!

by Don Bobbitt, March 16, 2015

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Copyright, Don Bobbitt, March, 2015, All Rights Reserved. You are free to enjoy and share this article with your friends and others, but if you wish to use it commercially, you must have the authors permission, in writing.

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Just Three Words, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow!

 

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Three Words that are you.
Denial is futile, the truth is what it is.

Three Words define your life.

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DEAD END – A Double Entendre Photograph

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We all use phrases and words in our daily conversations that have multiple definitions. Often, we use these words without even considering that those listening might mentally miss you point by assuming the other meaning.

And, sometimes, rarely, if you are Lucky, a person can take a picture of a scene that if observed carefully, presents itself to the world as a double entendre.

Look closely at this picture I grabbed one day driving on a back street in a small North Carolina town.

Enjoy,

DON