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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Ernest Hemingway Home, Key West - Part I

The highlight of the trip for me was a visit to Ernest Hemingway's home in Key West. Hemingway is, of course, a well-known American writer. He was born in Illinois. He lived in Paris, Cuba, and Key West (among other places). He drove an ambulance during World War II. He committed suicide in Idaho. Of course, the real reason I wanted to visit his home was to visit the descendants of his six-toed cats! You'll see lots of cat pictures!

The entrance

Having a conversation with a sleeping cat!

One of Hemingway's wives had this pool installed while he was away at a cost of 10 times more than the purchase price of the house. She soon ended up as an ex-wife and ended up with the house. He moved to Cuba with the next wife.

Sweet cat!

Watering fountain for the cat made from a urinal with a piece of pottery and decorative tile.


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