It seems I’ve neglected to introduce you to FringeMan. It’s because there’s just so much to say that I’m not sure where to begin. I’ve been told by some that I use too many words, so they opt to enjoy my pictures. For them I’ll use pictures to tell our story.
If you think I’m living on the fringe, you ain’t seen nothin yet! That’s FringeMan language. He ran into an old buddy the other day who was astounded by the change in my hubby’s language. He asked if FringeMan had become a statesman or something…no, that’s what happens when you take speech and grammar classes.
Where do I begin? As a boy, FringeMan entered life milking cows in upstate New York and transitioned to a Florida surfer boy. After high school the cowboy boot wearing, southern twang speaking surfer moved to New York and endured the culture shock experienced by those not born with a Bronx accent.
FringeMan joined a FringeBand…he’s a bit extreme. It’s taken FringeGirl eleven years to convince him of this fact and at times he still argues the point.
FringeMan is the one with the zipped jacket in lower left corner.
Last year during a church meeting, a man stood up and called FringeMan a maverick. Realize this is before it was en vogue to be a maverick.
Notice the street sign? It’s got a church on the corner and everything. How appropriate.
By day FringeMan was being apprenticed as an electrician. By night, he was screaming angry rhetoric and bashing guitars. For fun he hunted, fished, and trapped. He enjoyed killing things…that’s another story.
When FringeMan was 29, in walked FringeGirl. By this time the band had dismembered and John (FringeMan) was a seasoned electrician. At first glance, he fell head-over-guitar for FringeGirl. FringeGirl however, had other plans. She was going directly to graduate school, getting an apartment in Manhattan, and marrying a suit and tie. FringeMan, being the maverick that he is, changed her plans.
And they wed very quickly…so quickly some whispered it may be a shotgun wedding.
FringeMan played on their fear.
The FringeFamily’s lives have been a roller-coaster ride. They’ve encountered frigid winds, dark nights, and the thrill of living on the edge. FringeMan is now a pastor – what a story that is, but we’ll have to wait for FringeMan to make a guest appearance and tell his own story.
Enough words for today.