Happy Thanksgiving 2021

By
Real Estate Agent with Preferred Properties Key West


I found this photo of Thanksgiving celebration in Key West dated 1954. The first thing I saw was the turkey, then the ham, and then the lady on the far left with a cocktail glass in her right hand with left arm raised and index finger pointed. The woman next to her copies her pose as if making some secret Key West salute. All of the other mothers have their arms raised holding cocktails as well. I saw the hot plate and the over-sized pots. I remembered the lunch ladies in my grade school cafeteria and the aroma of mystery meat. They are all drinking alcohol. Look at all the booze! Lots of it. This was not a school function. And these are not lunch ladies. 

 

 

Of course this is not a school. Look at all of the switches on the wall and all of the light fixtures behind the women. This must be a light store or hardware store. I looked in my shoebox and found phots of two electric stores in Key West in the 1950s. The first is 504 Angela located across from my office. It is now a bar. The lower photo is 215 Duval Street. It later became and still is Shorty's. 

 

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all the lunch ladies, drinkers, non-drinkers, recovering drinkers and
potential customers! 

Comments (7)

Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Thanks for sharing Gary! Happy thanksgiving to you and your family from me and the AR family!

Nov 24, 2021 04:34 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Gary. Digging deep into the shoebox these days. How big is that damn thing? Who cares as long as you are incharge. Enjoy your day.

Nov 24, 2021 04:51 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love all the old photos! And yes, those ladies are having a wonderful get-together in some sort of store. Whatever works!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Nov 24, 2021 05:12 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Gary - I finally "saw" the turkey after noticing the enjoyment of the women pictured in the photo amid the many offerings on the table.    Talk about Ladies Who Lunch.  On Thanksgiving Day and perhaps on other days too.   

Nov 24, 2021 05:29 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

I so love looking at all the old photos, brings back a lot of memories. We are at the end of a week, ready for a long Holiday weekend.  Go ahead and eat that second piece of pie.  Happy Thanksgiving all!  bill

Nov 24, 2021 06:02 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You have some great black and white photos and share them so well.  Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2021 09:52 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Gary Thomas I hope it is a special Happy Thanksgiving for you and your family.

Nov 24, 2021 11:14 AM