A s a young man you could have thrown him into a room with a bunch of wild animals, wait 10 minutes, and he would have come out brushing his hands, like he had just done a good day’s work.
Next, he went to work as a bouncer at the Hampton Manor and got a look at the peacemaking side of things, and he was very good at it. Then he met a young lady who showed him the light at the end of that long tunnel he had been living in and it changed him forever.
The gentleman that had always been there came to the front as he became a very respected citizen as a member of the Select Board and the Town Planning Board. He ran his own excavating business that grew into a very successful enterprise. As a bartender at The Manor and a citizen of Fair Haven, I had a pretty good view of both sides of this transition and I was looking at something that I thought would never happen.
May God be with you, Jimmy Coombs. What a beautiful ride you had.