Waterfront Memories


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My husband was with me when I was away. He saw the things I see when I’m gone. He knows I visit our past because I can’t bear to lose it as it changes with time. We miss the working waterfront. Our hearts hurt to see the fleet diminished. During commercial fishing’s last hurrah the boats would be rafted off each other, 3 and 4 deep, when the fleet came in. The waterfront has been gentrified. Fishermen, who were the leading characters in waterfront drama, are now colorful extras in the largely unnoticed backdrop to waterfront consumerism. It doesn’t matter. We remember.

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About elroyjones

Married, no children, responsibly self-directed, living happily.
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4 Responses to Waterfront Memories

  1. Oh man… the world is changing… we sort of fished ourselves out of work in some areas… we are working on the same thing with trees now. Why do people think they can keep taking from the planet and not giving back?

  2. elroyjones says:

    Technology has advanced and consumers are demanding. I agree that the world’s natural resources are disappearing but the people making huge profits are the wholesalers buying the products. Generally the workers are just repeating the corporate message- it’s the Green Party, it’s National Marine Fisheries… .

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