He told me that he grew up on a farm in Minnesota. After awhile he began traveling and selling ice fishing decoys that he had collected over the years from folk artists. He became pretty well known in the world of fishing decoys which are very collectible. On one of his trips he found himself in the Wareham and Buzzards Bay area and as he put it "My truck broke down so I stayed"
He used to have a bigger shop in Buzzards Bay but that has since closed down. He now spends each day in his little shop on the bridge trying to make a few bucks a day to get by.