Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Westbrook Man Reminisces About "Top Dog"

Marty "Deputy Dog" Jensen of Westbrook talks about working alongside the late Harold "Top Dog" Lucas, a well-known program hawker at Hadlock Field:
"I think we handed out thousands (of magnets),"
said Jensen. "I'd tell the women to cut them in half and throw Lucas' half away
so he wouldn't scare their kids." He laughs but there's an echo of sadness in
his voice. Jensen, who lives in Westbrook, lost his wife and other family
members in the past year. He's had some health issues of his own. "Lucas and I
talked. At our ages, how long are we going to keep this up? We thought it was
never going to end. We were there to sell programs but we wanted people to be
happy they were at the park. We had fun."
- John C.L. Morgan

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