Hello to everyone in cyberspace here! Thanks for visiting! I think I will basically address this to all the wonderful visitors who don’t know Caleb and his family or even have ever been to Wellfleet before. I know there are a lot of you like that out there. You Fleetians and other great friends can just hum along to the lyrics with me here... I’m Kevin Scalley and I have managed the Liquor Store in Wellfleet Center since 1975. I have known the Lindsay/Potter family since I first moved to Wellfleet in 1975. I’ve had the great pleasure of watching Caleb, Kai and Max since their toddler days to today. As a father of two boys 16 and 19 I totally love watching all the kids growing up and I have a great time teasing all the kids I see.
“Is humor good medicine?” I ask in my post title. Well, I will let everyone here be the judge of that. About 5 or 6 years ago I was given a life size stand up cardboard cut out image of Elvira by the Bartles and James Wine Company for display purposes at the Liquor Store. Well, we all know how curvy Elvira is and I decided with a digital picture of Sharyn I had I would print a life size picture of her face and place it over Elvira’s to have everyone think it was Sharyn! I faced it pointing out the window of the Liquor Store to Main St. so everyone could see it. It was an absolute riot to watch people go by and you could read their lips saying “Isn’t that Sharyn?” I don’t know whose grin was bigger coming into the Liquor Store! Caleb, Kai or Max’s, let alone Sharyn! Did Sharyn ever say “Oh! Kevin I’m so embarrassed by this... Well, nooooooooo way! The Elvira cutout with Sharyn’s face stayed in the Liquor Store window a good year or so and finally it became faded from the sun and had to go to the dump. A proper burial ceremony was performed there. The good news is the real Sharyn hasn’t faded a bit!
Ok, here’s another one. Last spring Caleb and Sharyn had their picture in the paper while doing their landscaping work. Kai was MIA that day and was mad he didn’t make it into the newspaper picture. I cut the picture out of the newspaper and placed it in a counter mat the Lottery gave me that has a protective see through cover to display newsie type items. Now the fun begins, on a nightly basis when I’m not working numerous Lindsay/Potter family members come in and add mustaches, tattoos and insert a picture of the MIA Kai along with other art work. Just about every morning when I opened the Liquor Store a new addition of artwork would appear! I inserted a photo of their art work they had done on the newspaper photo below. Not to be out done Jodi a friend of Sharyn, myself and many others puts a picture from a newspaper of herself that was taken while she was teaching at school. Three Ring Circus you say? There are many very talented artists that live in Wellfleet and also that come for the summer. The Lindsay/Potter family will not put their professions at risk! I told the Potter boys I was going to ban the Lindsay/ Potter’s from the Liquor Store if their shenanigans kept up! Did they listen? Thank God No!
I presently in the counter mat at the Liquor Store have a newspaper article on Caleb that had appeared this summer after the accident for all who may have missed it. The Lindsay/Potter’s unquestionably make Wellfleet the special place that it is. I’m so glad I know them all!
One more thing, a lot of the guest bloggers have put a picture of themselves on their posts. I decided to include a recent picture of my self below here after a visit to my Liquor Store by one of the Lindsay/Potter clan!