Key West Florida - A Handful of Gold
|Mel Fisher Maritime Museum|
|Boy holding bar of gold|
I had to let go of it in order to retrieve my hand and thus I was unable to keep that gold bar. Yet I shall never let go of the memory that I once held this historic treasure in my hand. Let's face it. There is nothing special about holding a gold bar in one's hand. Working for a bullion dealer, one probably does it all the time. However, this was a very special gold bar.
|Nuestra Senora de Atocha|
Now Key West is a very remarkable place and there is much to see and to write about. It has the house in which Ernest Hemingway wrote some of his greatest novels.
|Sunset Mallory Square|
And there is much more, yet none of the attractions of Key West moved me more that Mel Fisher and his museum. Fisher died in 1998, but his legacy is evidence of what perseverance can achieve.
This piece, written by Bob, was originally posted on our website on March 12, 2009.