Old and in the way

“Albert Rose, owner of Allen's Seafood, talks on the phone while fishermen unload their catch last month in Harpswell, Maine. With a median age of 57, Harpswell is the oldest town in the oldest state, by population.”

“Albert Rose, owner of Allen's Seafood, talks on the phone while fishermen unload their catch last month in Harpswell, Maine. With a median age of 57, Harpswell is the oldest town in the oldest state, by population.”

The San Francisco Chronicle has a depressing article about the surplus of old people and the shortage of young people to care for them. Even more depressing, however, is the piscatorial ignorance of its copyeditor: those are barrels of Atlantic herring, used as lobster bait. The “catch” would be lobsters, not pictured.

BAIT

BAIT

QUARRY

QUARRY