Eddie Heath's crab pots in Crisfield
I truly enjoy sharing Crisfield and the people who live here with my viewers (I say viewers because this blog is more about photography than words). I get more emails than I do posts because the majority of my viewers are not bloggers. They don't have time during their busy days to go blog-hopping. People usually find my blog while doing searches, and I am happy to say that most people bookmark this blog and return again and again.
There seems to be no media safe-havens today. Everywhere we turn there is bad news and politics and more bad news. 99 % of my posts are posts that make people happy. Coming from a news background where I covered a lot of bad news over the years, I can say that it makes me happy knowing that I am putting smiles on people's faces 99% of the time. Plain old-fashioned good news is a rare commodity these days, and I am happy to be part of a small niche that deals in smiley-faced news. I am also happy to be able to give people an escape, so to speak, from the daily grinds of life. Call it campy if you like, but I know people enjoy their virtual visits to Crisfield, and every once in awhile someone finds someone and remembers. Read on.
I always have good intentions to post parts of the emails I get, but time creeps up and I lose the emails or accidentally delete them. I have been holding a comment I received three days ago. I knew if I posted it I would lose it and I wanted to share it with you. It exemplifies what this blog is all about and gives you an idea of the kinds of emails I receive.
The comment came in as Anon and was signed by Larry.
"Eddie Heath is a genuine person. He purchased steel from me for years and this is the first time I can put a voice to a face! Until now, Eddie was always a voice on the other end of the phone. A good voice! The voice matches the person. I can still hear that unique voice in my head all these many years later. Now retired, I do what I love second most....freelance photography. Patty, great work!"
And here is the photo that allowed Larry to put a face to the voice he spoke to for so many years.
I posted this in April of 2010. In this photo, Eddie was telling me how old-fashioned he was, and added
that he liked to keep things simple, using a pencil and a telephone to do business.
You are right, Larry. Eddie is a great person. Email me one day, and we will talk photography.
And here are some of Eddie's crab pots sitting on a dock at Small Boat Harbor. I took this photo last week and was saving it for a post this week. I think it fits perfectly with this post. If you eat Maryland crab chances are they were caught in one of Eddie Heath's crab pots.