I went down to Captain Tony’s…

To get out of the heat
I heard a voice call out to me,
“Son, come have a seat.”
I had to search my memories
As I looked into those eyes
Our lives change like the weather
But a legend never dies. – Jimmy Buffett, Last Mango in Paris

earlier this month, however, Anthony Tarracino (better known as Captain Tony) passed away at the age of 92.

one of the quintessential American characters, Tony brewed illicit booze during Prohibition, ran guns to Cuba during the Kennedy years, and in 1961 bought the bar in Key West that still bears his name.

i never met Captain Tony, but he was famous around the world for his abilities as a raconteur and his sheer amount of personality. once again we are reminded nothing goes on forever, no matter how eternal it may seem.

quote of the day:

“All you need in this life is a tremendous sex drive and a great ego – brains don’t mean a shit.” – Captain Tony

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