We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
This 62' 1926 Elco yacht is powered by twin diesels and, to my mind, is one handsome craft. Regular readers know that I am fond of the Elco tradition, partly because my Gramps owned the Elco dealership for New England. This one is for sale.
My grandfather may well have bought his own Elco (don't know the length), "The Lucky Kid," from your grandfather. I never went to sea in her, but we have old home movies -- now on disk -- of her plying the waters around Annisquam on Cape Ann.
Fortune has not smiled on me to actually have boarded an Elco, but to have it fall under my eye is a beautiful thing.
It makes me wonder why more boat builders do not emulate the style,grace,beauty, and timelessness of charm these craft possess.
or down South
"Hell , I'd take them damn deisels out, put me a couple ah 427's add me a big 'ol bait well, a couple a coolers fur beer and we'd tear some bass, I means ass. I'd done put me a mess o lawn chairs on that rouf two!*
*The previous paragraph was written entirely as parody, does not reflect the feelings of the author or the refined culture of the Great Southern Cities and countryside.
Elco? I lived in Elco, Pennsylvania, when I was a boy. It's adjacent to Roscoe, where I live now, and to Allenport and, I think, Long Branch. I think about 350 people live there. I understand the name to have been derived from "Ella" and "Cora", the first names of two women prominent in the town when it was incorporated. And, I am not making up any of this.