"There and Back" piece recounting, in light-hearted fashion, the failed birdhous
"There and Back" piece recounting, in light-hearted fashion, the failed birdhouse business of Harold Hooper. Despite a perfect Route 1 location and the popularity of birdhouses, Hooper had no carpentry skills and he went out of business the first season. Hooper went on to successfully run for political office. The author suggests that public grant money that now goes to fund "unskilled artists" should instead be used to pay the artists to stop creating. Over 50 years ago the Department of Agriculture began paying some farmers not to grow food.
McDonald, John, ""There and Back" piece recounting, in light-hearted fashion, the failed birdhous" (2006). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 3715.
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