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Monday, July 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Poppa

Were he still alive, Ernest Hemingway would be 109 today.

Wrap your mind around that one.

Also, check out these photos from the 28th Annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, held at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West. Why my father-in-law has not ever entered this, I do not know. He'd walk away with the title.

I celebrated Hemingway's birthday by reading some Dawn Powell, his "favorite living writer," and going out for a cocktail after work with friends. The odd thing is, while I was doing these things, I had no idea that it was Hemingway's birthday.

Clearly, Poppa Hemingway commands me from beyond the grave.

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