Jon Goffena

Cape Coral, Florida, US • 7:19 PM Local Time

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Jon Goffena

Category Documentaries
Language English (North American)
Voice Age Middle Aged (35-54)
Description When your production needs to come to life with a believable narrator, Jon Goffena can paint the perfect picture.
Transcript Note: Transcripts are automatically transcribed and may contain errors.
back in Chokoloskee, we moved into one side of Grandma McKinney's big house. Grandpa McKinney had died in 1926 and she had put a partition down the middle and rented one side and lived in the other times were now really ******* Chokoloskee. People were doing things you wouldn't believe to make a dime. Grandma had a contract with the government to send them pickled grasshoppers for what purpose? I'll never know. The contract had started years before. In one of his newspaper columns Grandpa had written, Mrs McKinney is filling another contract for 10,000 grasshoppers the schoolchildren catches them for, and it has a tendency to keep them out of mischief. Grandma pickled the hoppers in from Out of Hyde. Eventually, full grown men and women were knocking down the hoppers right alongside us kids for a little bit of nothing. In the Depression that usually meant something to eat. There was some relief work going on, but very little the W. P. A. The C, C, C, and all the rest didn't start until 1933 and thereafter. By now we were down to nothing on Earth, but the little open launch. Oh, Nelly, Dad decided to take us to the woods so we could live off the land, leaving behind what civilization there. Waas Liberte stayed with Grandma McKinney until early 1931 when she and Waddy Thompson were married and went to live in a mock. Aly Paige also stayed with Grandma and went to school until he joined us the following winner for the **** Huntin season. Before we left for the woods, Dad painted a few old tarpaulins with melted wax to make him waterproof. We took a long A shotgun and what shells we could afford to buy a few old traps, a good mosquito net or two, and some of Grandmama Kinney's quotes for betting she made him by the dozen. That was her hobby. After Grandpa died, Dad had a few carpenter tools and always a good accent. A hatchet mother had a couple of galvanized tin washtubs also used for bathing. A big cast iron tub, the boil pot to boil clothes clean. Ah, washboard. We called it a rub board and a long clothes line, and she at her old Dutch oven, a smaller cast iron pot with short legs and a heavy lid with ridges on top to hold hot coals. We also took a few fishing lines and hooks, but to catch the large amounts of fish we were going to need, we counted mawr on the Castanet that Dad was patiently making by hand. We plan to get fresh meat from the land like salt water birds, mainly white IBIs. We call him curlew, although they're not really curlew or Chokoloskee chicken and other kinds of hair in along with ducks, dear turkey, rabbits, turtles and fish.