We visited them on their mountain. I think I could live like that, but Sherry says, uh uh! Florida in the Winter! Al said he became a lobsta’ man by accident. He was driving a truck and very often passed a house that had a 35-40 foot boat in the front yard. The Bow was split. After a couple years he said he stopped. Talked to the owner. Al asked him what he was asking for the boat?
The owner said, “I don’t know, what will you give?”
Al said he was joking and said, “I think I could go a dollar a foot, maybe $37.00.”
“When can you move it, it is yours.” Said the owner laughing.
Al said the guy was not joking. So he had to find a trailer and took it to his place, put it between two big trees and with two ‘come-alongs ‘ over a period of a week or so pulled the bow together and put a steel plate to hold it. He quit the trucking company, Launched the boat, started it, built some lobsta pots and started fishing.
The last enterprise Al & Judy were in was baking pies. They *raked the wild blue berries, picked the rubarb. He made the boxes, The company was called the brown box pie company. The boxes were so strong you could actually stand on them. Judy made some delicious pies.
They retired just a few years after we met them. Al got sick and needed dialysis.
You will not believe this, his toe began to deteriorate. The Dr. said we are going to have to take it off. “No you are not!”
“We are only concerned about your health.” Dr. said.
“Not half as concerned as I am!” retorted Al.
This is what you are not going to believe. In about six weeks the toe ‘rotted’ off. The stump looked better than an amputation. He kept his toe in a baggie. Later a finger did the same thing, Al put it in the same baggie.
I said Al D. was very unique. I miss him. Al was a great guy, I loved to hea’ him tawlk. Judy is still alive and living in Kennebunkport, Maine. If I can find a picture of their house I will post it. I think it is for sale now. If you can live without electricity and on a mountain.
* For us who did/do not know. They rake wild berries (using a small hand rake, a cup looking device with fingers) in Maine, they do not pick them.
A State Trooper pulls over a pickup on Highway 16and says to the driver, 'Got any I.D. ?'.and the driver replies 'Bout wut?'
Did you hear about the $3 million Redneck Lottery ?The winner gets $3.00 a year for a million years.
A new Redneck law was just recently passed .When a couple gets divorced, they are STILL cousins.
Did you hear that the Redneck governor's mansion burned down ?'Yep. Prit'near took out the whole trailer park. The library was a total loss too. Both books went poof . . .. up in flames and the governor hadn't even finished coloring one of them.'