Thursday, May 5, 2011


During the 1950s Frank and Alice lived simply on their combined spoils of professional wrestling and moose hunting. But after Le Diable hung up his red cape money became tight so Alice went to work at Lowney’s. It put her off candy for the rest of her life. She’d tell us how after a run of higher quality chocolates the leavings were swept up by French Canadian Oompa Loompas and reused in other, cheaper confections. This was a woman who could gut a muskie with her eyeteeth but shake a box of Bridge Mixture within earshot and she’d go gippy.

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