Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Every Time I See You, You're in a Bar

For a real bar experience in Lahaina, forget the fancy tourist places and go to the Sly Mongoose bar. Look at the pictures of Maui Blackie on the wall and ask for Donna - she's the best bartender in town. She doesn't short you on drinks, and she's entertaining too. Humble Blackie

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Blackie and Sara's Anniversary Today

Sara and I were married June 18, 1960. After 51 years of marriage, we're still laughing.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Live for Today

Many reports I hear on TV are meant to cause me concern.

Social Security will be broke in 2025. Medicare will be broke in 2021. Polar ice will melt by 2030 and the world will be under water.

There is nothing I can do about it since I'm almost 90 years old.

I won't be here.

I'm living for today. How about you?

(Letter published in The Maui News June 4, 2011, and Lahaina News June 9, 2011