Sunday, March 4, 2012

For whom the (winning) bell tolls.(personal narratives of Larry Austin )(Brief article)

Larry Austin has a few things in common with Ernest Hemingway.

He likes cats, Key West and, according to published reports, "having a good time.''

And now, the Palm Harbor, Fla.-based insurance agent has something else in common with Papa Hemingway-his appearance.

Mr. Austin recently won the "27th Annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest.''

Mr. Austin, who sports an impressive white beard, beat 122 other contestants at the event, which is held at Sloppy Joe's bar in Key West to mark the birthday of the famed author. Mr. Austin …

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