A MUSICAL SCORE
SLOPPY JOE'S BAR - Key West, Florida. A favorite haunt of Ernest Hemingway.
Photo taken on 8 January 1938
Tap - Dancing
Dean's Rhythm Boys
Sloppy Joe's Bar photo taken between 1980 - 2006
Is the Rumba still there?
If you want a little bit more of the history of Sloppy Joe's and Hemingway and his "mob" of cohorts check out this history link
Alan from Sepia Saturday offers a delightful selection for us this week as a jollification of sorts in honor of their "Queen's Diamond Jubilee"
and my merry emotions have been guided by a recent movie which has completely consumed my merriness for sharing it with you!
I Can't Get Enough Of Your Lovely Words
Hemingway and Gellhorn
a movie that must be seen!
First stop, Key West, Florida, briefly.
"I never had to choose a subject, my subject rather chose me." - Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway's house in Key West, Florida
link to the Hemingway Museum in Key West, Florida.
But I believe his heart still remains some where within this haunt...
this link is very worth watching....
La Finca Vigia
San Francisco de Paula
Welcome to the place Hemingway always felt at home....just outside Havana, Cuba.
He'd write by day, (often while standing at his typewriter) and fish the rest of the day away!
This photo is:
From inside his house with just a few of his prize captures.
Is it wrong to believe his richest love (if that is possible) is in the affairs of the heart....in Cuba and with Gellhorn?
They shared an exciting life of love and war and wrote straight from the perspective of the people they met.
One can always find the bull inside of us, waiting to be fought.
"As long as you can start, you are all right. The juice will come."
Ernest Hemingway's house in Havana, Cuba. He lived here for 20 years, (thanks to Gellhorn's persuasion) and left in 1960. He later died in Idaho 1961. His house remains untouched. Every magazine and gin bottle remained where he left it the very day he left Cuba, in 1960. It can be seen still today, at the museum in Havana.
"I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after." - Hemingway
The out building rear view of the estate.
Inside Hemingway's Havana house.
A special note: On the wall is where Hemingway would check his weight everyday and write it on the wall. (Next to the door.)
Notice his book collection?
"I read my own books sometimes to cheer me when it is hard to write, and then I remember that is was always difficult, and how nearly impossible it was sometimes." - Hemingway
Also inside Hemingway's Havana, Cuba house.
Out building and Hemingway's dogs in Havana, Cuba.
He was also a great lover of cats, (which still roam his grounds today) and he would have about 50 living with him at a time.
Hemingway's beloved 38 foot fishing boat.
The Cuban Government pulled the Pilar out of the harbor at Cojimar and put it on blocks at the Finca Vigia Estate outside Havana.
Here may Black, Negrita, Linda and Neron
Hemingway's beloved dogs
rest in peace.
Today you can dine within the Ernest Hemingway Restaurant at his Havana house in Cuba.
Here they are making sugar cane drinks photo taken 2010.
"The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last in it, and not be smashed by it."
- Ernest Hemingway
On Soul mates
"Our soul mate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we're two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we've found the right person." Richard Bach
Hemingway and Gellhorn
fought the same devil in the details of words
causing one's own death.
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