The Drunken Stranger
"All of the above helps to set the stage for a most hilarious incident, which occurred there in that picturesque, pasture land setting.
The Company went all out every year to put on their annual picnic out there.
Always held on a Saturday, they erected huge tents in case of rain. Large folding tables and chairs were brought in to accommodate up to 600 employees. They bought the the best cuts of of beef steaks, pork chops,chickens, hams 2 or 3 kinds of fresh water fish, besides clams and oysters. Rolls, breads, salads, baked beans, and everything one could expect was there to enjoy. Kegs of beer, and a variety of sodas were on hand. Card games for the non athletic and softball games and horseshoe pitching helped to work off the first round of food, so that one could go back for seconds or thirds- or whatever. The picnic was always a great time for all who attended.
Now here's the hilarious event.
On the day of this picnic, an apparent drunk came driving down 281 and saw the several tents and a few hundred cars parked near by. He must have thought that a new circus had set up out there in the old pasture. his apparent curiosity led him to drive on in to investigate the scene. (I am only guessing why this person showed up at our picnic, for the lack of actual knowledge.) The next is fact."
1949 260XW Resto Project