Vern had the urge to travel, on the spur of the moment he took a bus to Los Angeles, Calif. He worked at various jobs and met Julia Adamskie, who he married, in 1939. Shortly after they came home to Nelliston, N.Y. As a boy of 14 I thought she was a angel, beautiful and fun to be around, she touched a spot in my heart that has been with me all my life. Well Vern got back into swing of things, no job, so lots of hunting and fishing. This was spoiled by a add for Photographer with Photo etching experience, by Akel and Smith bag co. in Canajoharie. He spent three days in the Utica N.Y. Library reading everything they had on the subject, got the position, worked for many years for them and became well recognized in the field. At the same time he joined a group called "Marry Minstral Makers" If you are not familiar with it-a group of about 40 people all talented in the entertainment field put on a show. The M.C. was in the front center row and on each end was one or two stand up comedians with cork blackened faces that
fill in around the singers and acts]. These end men keep the show rolling along.
Yes he had the Cigarette dancers, with a match box not shown.
Selmar, they ran the rides at Shermans Park, Caroga Lake,N.Y. for a
few years, then he moved to south West Florida were he took up blue
crab fishing. he passed away 13 jun 1989 leaving a wife Helen, son John
and a daughter Sharon. He had great life always looking for next
challenge, ready to leave the last one as soon as it was a success, and
all of the things he tried were successful.
I have missed him a lot ,we close enough in age to have been brothers,
he always found a way to lighten the occasion, always the comedian.
Here he is standing in front of his 1932 ford, which he gave me when I