Leaving Key West After Fireworks

By Ernest Disney-Britton
The next morning, we left Key West for lunch at Boondocks in Little Torch Key with my high school best friend, David Sweet. I noted the thatched-roofed outdoor restaurant as we drove south yesterday and the street sign that read, "The Keys Will Rise Again." It's a take on the racist confederate phrase but in this case, speaks to recovery from the hurricane of two years past. Sweet's son is 9 years old, and his name is Jacob. Ernest called him Benjamin, but Sweet diplomatically corrected the mistake without correcting me. Well played. I was not embarrassed. It was classic David Sweet. His wife is lovely, and they both love to talk, almost as much as my husband!

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