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Lakes Park Farmers Market. Ft. Myers, Fla
1/16/19

Every year we try to find the southwest Florida’s equivalent of a Jersey tomato, but, although these look great, they fall down in the taste and texture department.  The flavor is flat, and the texture is mealy.   So, we will have to wait for those Jersey beefsteaks to make their debut next August.

Lakes Park market. 1/16/19. Madagascar Hat Company. Photos by Paul Goldfinger ©

Eileen has two of these colorful hats from Madagascar, an island in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Mozambique (south Africa.)   Today we were at that shop, and here is the true conversation:

Me: (being polite, but not actually wanting another $50 hat.)   “Do you want another hat?”

Eileen:  “That would be 3.  I only have one head.”

Me:  “OK.  There is some truth in what you say.”

E:  “Let’s go the mushroom lady.”  She leads me there.  Around here the merchants are specialists.

E: “They want $5.00 for a few small portobellos; Publix charges $3.69 for a bigger box. And let’s skip the bananas. I’ll get them at Publix  also.”

Me:  I thought farmers markets are supposed to be cheaper than super markets.  (true disclosure:  Publix is a weak second to Wegmans. We miss the W man.)

E:  “Would you please carry this:”  She hands me a Wegman’s bag which we brought from Jersey.  It is colorful, the best bag in town.    It’s  filled with produce and it is pretty heavy. She bought three baby bok choys which I suggested, but now I’m not sure why.

Me:  “Here’s fresh dill.  We can have chicken soup.”

E:  “OK”

Me:  (whining) “How can I take pictures carrying this?”

E:  I’ve had enough. Let’s go.

RODNEY CROWELL:     From his album Boots, Buckles, and Spurs

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Arvelee. Old Ft. Myers downtown, across from the river. Paul Goldfinger photo. 2012

Arvelee. Old Ft. Myers downtown, across from the river. Paul Goldfinger photo. 2012.  Click image to enlarge.

JERRY ORBACH:

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Faces at the Farmers Market. Ft. Myers, Fla. 2018.  Click to enlarge. Paul Goldfinger ©.

 

WAYLON JENNINGS AND WILLY NELSON

 

 

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Boca Grande, Fla. Paul Goldfinger © Click on image to enlarge.

CONRAD POPE with “Arthur’s Notebook”

From the 2011 movie: My Week with Marilyn starring Michelle Williams in an award winning performance as Marilyn Monroe.

The notebook writer is Marilyn Monroe’s husband playwright Arthur Miller.  In 1960, Arthur wrote something very special for Marilyn.  Click on our link below to read about that and to see the two of them dancing on the set of The Misfits.

And also to hear a wonderful jazz performance by Toots Thielemans with Til Bronner.  I love this song.

Meanwhile here is some music from the movie “My Week with Marilyn.”

CONRAD POPE  ( American composer) from the movie:

 

And here is the link to the Blogfinger article from last year with the photograph of the couple dancing.

BF post about Marilyn Monroe

 

 

 

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Thomas Edison estate in Fort Myers, Florida. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Thomas Edison estate in Fort Myers, Florida.  There were good lights in his house.   By Paul Goldfinger © Click to enlarge

Link to our post on this subject one year ago:

https://blogfinger.net/2015/06/24/thomas-edison-hung-out-on-the-shores-of-the-caloosahatchee-river/

 

BEVERLY KENNEY

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Bunche Beach, Fla.  Paul Goldfinger © February , 2018. Click to enlarge.

 

PINK MARTINI:

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wedding-party

Wedding Party. Edison Estate on the Caloosahatchee River. Fort Myers, Florida. March  2011. Re-posted by Paul Goldfinger- 2018—-Blogfinger.net ©

—Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

This photo requires a bit of narrative.  It’s a gorgeous  Saturday in Fort Myers, Florida, at the Edison Estate  (the winter home of  Thomas A.).  We’re milling about, sizing up the tour which we are about to take, when a white limo pulls up.  Out spills the bridal party. The wedding photographer is fumbling with his equipment, and the women form a protective ring around the bride.

So here I am with my camera, and this scene unfolds right in front of me. I pick up my Leica and start shooting. I’m caught up in the event; I’m a paparazzi, circling the scene like a shark—moving in with my wide angle lens.

Just then, a cell phone rings multiple times, with the sound coming from the right side.  It’s  the bride’s mother’s phone.   I snap the photo, and then the bride says, “Mom!! I think your phone’s ringing!!”

Editor’s note:  The bride was so beautiful;   I can’t leave it like this–with Mom’s phone ringing.  Let’s fast forward and imagine a moment later in the day when all attention is focused on the bride.

Here are the JAGUARS:  This is one of the all-time great love songs—-By Jerome Kern  (music) and Dorothy Fields lyrics.  She said that she cried when she first heard Kern’s melody.

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Authentic French crepes are made in this truck, and they are tres bien. Lakes Park market in Ft. Myers, Fla. Feb.7, 2018.  Click to enlarge

 

EMILIE-CLAIRE BARLOW   from her album  The Very Thought Of You:

Emilie-Claire Barlow

 

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Downtown Fort Myers. Basketball team on the town. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Downtown Fort Myers. Basketball team on the town. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  January, 2015.   Click image to enlarge.

SEAN HAYES  from the Broadway musical Promises, Promises

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La Creperia and Café. Tampa, Florida. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

La Creperia and Café. Tampa, Florida. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.

JOSEPHINE BAKER  “Nuit d’Alger”

And below is a link to another Josephine Baker song called ‘I Have  Two Loves.”  The scene is Paris, and that is a very Parisienne thing to do, and tres dangeroux.

Josephine Baker in Paris

 

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