Marathon: the story of 92-year-old cabinet maker Joel Huston Dodge

And then I discover this charming short (10 min) documentary, via Laughing Squid and think to myself…

…so who cares about a little clutter, anyway?

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2 thoughts on “Marathon: the story of 92-year-old cabinet maker Joel Huston Dodge

  1. Update from Facebook – Lynda Moulton writes:

    He is the real deal. Back in the 1980s he was a member of a team that my husband (Fred Feyling) was also part of to bring back a section of Snow Squall, the last of the Maine clipper ships. I drove Huston and my husband to Logan for the beginning of their week-long trip to the Falklands via England > the Ascension Islands > Falklands (courtesy of the British Navy that still had a presence there after the war).

    According to my husband and others on the trip, Huston was notable for his story-telling and rampant scavenging (including jumping in to fish an apple out of the oily Stanley Harbor, which he proceeded to eat). I last saw Huston at a picnic in Cambridge, Mass at which Nick Dean (http://www.tilburyhouse.com/maine-and-new-england/snow-squall.htm ) presented his book on the expedition to the team members. That was about 10 years ago and Huston was full of stories including extensive commentary on his dietary habits.)

    Thanks for sharing – my husband will be delighted to see this. Lynda

    How cool is that?!? 🙂

  2. Thanks for posting this. It is wonderful to learn from our elders. And he is much younger looking than men half his age. He is happy in his life and that has helped him live so well. Great post about a neat man.

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