Photo by Muffy Aldrich
The Modern Guide to The Thing Before Preppy

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Fishing Season, North Woods of Maine, Photo by My Father

Photo by My Father



  1. Muffy,
    A wonderful photo. Do you remember the type of pipe tobacco your father smoked?

  2. The thermos, was most likely made in Norwich Conn. The sturdy sweater was a knit, no? Look at those sleeves. I’d bet it was hand made. The pipe, was it from the Owl Shop? And that chapeau...? It looks like it came over on the Mayflower.

  3. The picture evokes how wonderful it must have been to be there--hence the big grin on his face--the mournful cry of loons, the rustling along the banks of moose, the splash of a nearby salmon....I can imagine how idyllic it must have been...complete peace and serenity.

  4. Looks like a nice Submariner on the wrist too...

    1. Much to like and appreciate in this photo, definitely including that Submariner.

  5. Perfection to be sure! I must confess, my Owl Shop pipes, Bean Crusher hat, Submariner, and old Thermos still do their job exactly the way they were meant to! Thank you for everything!

  6. Agree. I thought submariner immediately as well. It is a near indestructible watch.

  7. As I read this I was about to call out the LL Bean Crusher (can't believe others remember it!), the Rolex Submariner and sweater but it is all covered by loyal and obviously infomed readers. The post and the comments made me smile! Imagine how simple all these accoutrements are; no need to recharge, fiddle with buttons and screens - just solid, multi-generational, rugged goods that are excellent examples of the KISS principle!

  8. I can't recall the last time I saw someone smoking a pipe.

  9. Is he in the bow of a Grand Laker? Which pond?

  10. I have some old college friends who are known for dragging their canoe across the ice to get to open water here in Maine.
    Great pic.


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