A brush with Bobby

John Currie is 80 years old now, but he is also just 10 pounds away from his weight as a young man. He works out almost daily at the Norwich YMCA swimming laps and lifting weights. He has shed close to 50 pounds over the past several months, he said, and the next order of business is tightening up his muscles.



Currie, a Scot who was born in Brooklyn, bought a farm in the Bainbridge/Guilford area in 955 after completing his duties with the U.S. Navy.

(Note: I asked Currie the correct spelling, he said the English spell the end of his surname with a “Y,” and Scots with an “IE.”)

Currie fell in love with this area as a young man after working on farms during his summer breaks. Currie said it was quite common for young men living in New York City to venture to the rural parts of New York during the summer to work on farms.


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