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Old 07-08-2011, 01:53 PM
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There is nothing coming out about Jack anywhere, not even the New England Outdoor Writers. It might be age related. I don't think he is fishing. I think once you hit 80 ya kind of hang back. (I know my self, I hardly notice the sweaty young jail baits at the health club.)
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This is an oldie that might entertain some of the gang that I thought I might pull up.

Something never mentioned here is the onset of age related dementia. A lot of the guys I used to gun with at ranges and bird clubs, while still alive, are not able to do anything. Kids I went all through school with are dieing in nursing homes and apparently did not know where they were. Scary to think you can still be alive and not even know it. I think some of the people mentioned in this thread are still around but can't remember where they left their caines.

Our son, our first born, calls where his parents deer hunt -- "geriatrics".
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I just learned that Jack Fallon died in April at age 90. He was a graduate of the Naval Academy, served in the Navy during the late forties. In addition to his two books he was known for his writing of adventures in fishing. RIP, Jack.
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Sorry to hear and condolences to his family and friends. I read and reread his book many times. Joe
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This is an oldie that might entertain some of the gang that I thought I might pull up.

Something never mentioned here is the onset of age related dementia. A lot of the guys I used to gun with at ranges and bird clubs, while still alive, are not able to do anything. Kids I went all through school with are dieing in nursing homes and apparently did not know where they were. Scary to think you can still be alive and not even know it. I think some of the people mentioned in this thread are still around but can't remember where they left their caines.

Our son, our first born, calls where his parents deer hunt -- "geriatrics".
My wifes grandmother is dealing with dementia and it's a terrible thing to see someone go through. 6 years ago she was fine, now is much different. I would hate to see anyone else I know suffer from that.
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A sad thing that I know happened to Jack is that he was told about a fly fishing world record that was in error. When he tried to publish the facts behind it the big city editors picked up on it right away and checked with me because I was known, even then, to have access to the so-called Cape catch fly fishing. I set the story straight and it was clear that a huge exaggeration had been foistered on Fallon. The editors all knew it anyway but they wanted to be sure so they contacted me. Jack never sold another story to the big time magazines in NY. I think it really put a crimp on his reputation in the outdoor writing world. Of course by then he was getting pretty old, maybe around the age I am now, and he was not doing much on fishing anymore. It is hard to say if the false statement he sought to publish hurt him or if he was phasing out anyway. Undeniably, if you are going to go with something with an unscrupulous source, you better know your source and be able to check the story. Safest thing is to avoid interviewing luminaries and only write from your own experience.
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I think it would just make trouble but the person who ruined Fallon was a known low life who is featured in my book "Eastern Tides" without actually divulging his name. You guys who perceive all that glory in the old Cape regulars think it was a Disneyland of marvelous luminaries. I saw a lot of things out there that I wish I could forget.
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