Maureen, Taunton, Massachusetts
I have three memories of Salty Brine. About 1961 or '62, my Dad brought my baby sister and I to New York Lace Store in downtown Taunton. We met Salty and were allowed to pet Jeff. We met him a second time a few years later in the same store. When I was 17, I worked for WRLM-FM 93.3 Radio. There was a boat show at the Taunton Dog Track during the summer of 1969, and Mr. Quill ("Uncle Joe") suggested I stop by and say hello. Salty was as I remembered him—a happy, friendly gentleman. Jeff #2 was with him and enjoyed a good scratch behind the ears. I remember listening to Salty for snow cancellations and watching his TV show on our nine-inch black and white console. By the way, if I remember correctly, Joe Quill and Salty were friends. "Uncle Joe" was on WPEP-AM 1570 for many years—a regular station at our house. Joe Quill joined up with John McCarthy and opened the WRLM 93.3 FM station around 1965 or 1966. All three radio personalities are gone and missed.
Received via email, July 4, 2005.