Pineapples — a pet theory. . .

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – George Hansen tells of a friend of his.

Huckleberry Jack was a renowned character of Warwick mountains. As his name implies, he was an expert in the huckleberry game, and knew where the most luscious berries grew for miles around. Living in a house on Cascade Road, a mile above Bellvale, he gathered berries as much for pleasure as for profit. Jack was a great gardener, and the tidy premises were productive, as much of his subsistence was wrought from the soil.

A native of Denmark, Jack related some of his life experiences; 38 years were on the breakers, mostly on sailing vessels, with fourteen of these years in the service of Uncle Sam. He said that the sailors of today have a vacation compared to the hard times ha had experienced. When the winds howl and the snow piles high, with a porch stacked with wood, Jack sits facing the winter with calm content. He exposes, with a merry twinkle, a pet theory of raising some pine trees, and at a certain age, grafting them to apple trees, thereby producing pineapples.