Happy Birthday, Papa
Ernest Hemingway was born on this day in 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. Happy Birthday, Papa. On the third Saturday in July, Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West, Florida celebrates with a Hemingway Look-a-Like Contest. The tradition started in 1981 – twenty years after Papa took his own life by suicide.
Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.