We had a blast. A tour of the Hemingway House was the highlight of the day we spent together in Key West.
|Many cats, some with six toes, roam the house and grounds. This one is named Bogie|
|Cats are a major theme, even appearing in the curtains hung at the upstairs windows.|
Then there's the urinal Hemingway liberated from a local bar and installed on the grounds as a watering dish for the cats. It fell short of Pauline's design standards so she added a large urn in an effort at disguise, or at least deflection.
Ernest Hemingway married four times. His wives are pictured below in the order in which they exchanged vows.
|A bit of a non sequiter but I found it interesting -- an antique birthing stool used as part of the bedroom decor.|
|Our tour guide -- she did an excellent job. Great voice and very knowledgeable.|
I will close by intoducing you to three outstanding women: Jeni Bowles Russ, Betty Holloway Bowles, and Deanne Bowles Fitzpatrick. Bob Bowles is a fortunate man!