I was present for a good many of those lashings over the years, and I’d say that was true perhaps 25 percent of the time. Maybe that’s why so many of the shop’s customers were women. checkThey were the only people Ted was always nice to. Standing around at Ted’s wake, which was actually a fish fry held at his sister’s house, Joe and some of his old fishing buddies told stories about Ted. Then Joe got a little wistful. “I think I understand why Ted was so pissed off so much of the time,” Joe said. “Running the shop, Ted was like the ringmaster for the circus dealing with a bunch of clowns. And he hated clowns! I never realized I was one of the clowns he had to corral until he was gone.” Joe visited Ted during his final illness, just a few days before he died.
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