Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Cousin Tom

My sister and many of my cousins still live in northeastern Massachusetts, where I grew up.
Yesterday I drove up there for one of the periodic "cousins lunches" at which the cousins
from my generation get together.  Cousin Tom is the one you would notice first.


Tom is a big barrel-chested guy with a booming voice.  And a beard that rivals the guys from ZZ Top.  

After high school, Tom went into the U.S. Navy like his father.  After the Navy he worked on sophisticated technology for a defense contractor.  These days Tom fishes and tells tall tales.

8 comments:

Andy said...

Yup... Tom is a standout.

bill burke said...

Can't miss that white beard. Definitely reminds me of ZZ Top.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A fisherman who tells tall tales? Whoever heard of such a thing!

Sharon Anck said...

He could play Santa at Christmas!

William Kendall said...

Tom looks like quite a character.

RedPat said...

He would have a hard time fading into the background anywhere, Jack!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I see a resemblance Jack 😊I bet Tom tells a good tale.. the fish was HOW big? 😀

Kay said...

He could moonlight as Santa if he wants a bit of extra seasonal work...