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Caretaker to the Old Man of the Mountain

Caretaker to the Old Man of the Mountain
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They stood together on top of the mountain in matching red flannel shirts with Old Man monograms — big tired Niels, a smiling young Dave, and little bespectacled Tommy — ready to carry on the tradition, ready to give the Old Man a haircut and a shave for as long as need be.But how long will the Old Man last? It’s a question Niels can’t answer. “He could last for centuries or for a decade. We patch him up the best we can,” he said. “Of course, if he ever did start to slide, there’s not much we could do. The Lord put him here, and the Lord will take him down.”

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One Response to Caretaker to the Old Man of the Mountain

  1. Amy Bahr May 1, 2008 at 6:32 pm #

    Saturday, May 3, in Franconia Notch we will salute the Old Man of the Mountain and have a festival with family activities and the Wicked Smart Horn Band. The festival will end with a special fireworks display. Come join us!! Activites start at Noon, the Tribute begins at 2 PM and the Wicked Smart Horn Band plays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Grand Finale is the fireworks display! Amy Bahr

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