Sunday, October 08, 2006

TOP TEN REASON I LOVE KEY WEST



NUMBER FIVE - LAST FLIGHT OUT

On a visit several years in the past we stumbled on this store and read the tale of "Last Flight Out". At that time we did not purchase a tee-shirt. I have kicked myself in the proverbial butt ever since, because it is something we mention to each other every now and then.

To my delight, we blundered into it on this trip!

The story goes like this.....

Back in the old days (1970's) there was one airline that flew into Key West. In the bars, instead of "Last Call" they would announce "Last Flight Out" which departed at 11pm.

Whether the plane left or not was always a surprise. Sometimes the plane was full, other times it just was not leaving that night.

Thank Goodness there was an airport bar open 24 hours a day. Sometimes the crew of the plane would be among the revelers at the bar.

This time, I bought the tee.

3 comments:

A.Roberson said...

I just entered the short story writing contest you told me about, and I NEED your votes to win! If you go to that site and look on the upper right side column, you'll see a voting poll. The story that I wrote is called "Longer than the Other". If you could vote for me, I'd REALLY appreciate it.

You votes will help me win ;-)...if you like my story ;-)

Anonymous said...

Isn't it so nice to finally fulfill something you wish you would have done and didn't?

Glad you finally got the tee!

a.roberson said...

That's a pretty cool story ;-)