Uncle Bobby and the Mayor of Dartmouth
This is happening. You can't prevent it
My father has a twin brother - Uncle Bobby.
Uncle Bobby makes teeth.
He makes teeth at the denture clinic his father Bob started.
The clinic is across the street from the taxi stand that Bob also started after the war.
It still bears his name.
Bob’s Taxi is as much a part of Dartmouth as the lakes that are its most prominent feature.
My Uncle Bobby? He’s Dartmouth. He’s been running lunchtime hockey at the Sportsplex since they opened the place in the early eighties.
In 1995 a former mayor of Dartmouth betrayed Dartmouth. He made Dartmouth amalgamate with Halifax. Halifax is where the managers lived. Halifax knows better. Halifax is fairly widely resented in Dartmouth.
This is a rust belt story. A place whose identity as a legal entity is gone. Dartmouth is changing. People like Uncle Bobby don’t mind. And? They’re still a bit miffed around the whole Dartmouth thing.
So… What to do? This calls for a mass action.
This calls for a massive joke.
I’m writing to invite you to join me in this joke.
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