Sunday, March 11, 2018

Florida Keys Florida woman wins Keys conch-blowing contest; accepts proposal

Ummm - If I didn't live in Key West  and understand the lingo - I might have misconstrued this headline...

 - it's a CONCH (pronounced in the Keys - konk) SHELL. 

The article says:

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A Florida retiree has won the women's division in Key West's annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest — and accepted a marriage proposal from a fellow competitor.
Seventy-year-old Mary Lou Smith impressed the judges Saturday with long blasts on the fluted, pink-lined shell. And when 73-year-old Rick Race proposed on stage, she accepted by joining him in a joyous duet.