Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Eddie Brumfield Sr. at 93 years old discussed his work ethic. He performed piece work handling cowhides for 4 cent each. He latter started working daily on the river as a longshoreman. He tried to learn every aspect related to his job. With much humor Eddie Sr. explains how he progressed from a worker to crew foreman supervisor of 23 men.
In this episode he also divulge his secret to maintaining a sharp mind. He discusses his relationships and family. Eddie Sr. talks about his enjoyment of playing Dominos and card games Tonk and Coon-can. Coon-can also known as Conquian is regarded as one the oldest form of Rummy. Tonk or tunk is a fast moving card game with features of Rummy.