Andy Rolan, The Donkey Man



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     Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 12, 2014
     Category: Animals | Eccentrics | Regionalism | 1970s





Comments
Sounds like he makes good sense to me. Thou I'm not too sure he should wait much longer for Ruby to come back by.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/12/14 at 10:34 AM
The original Assman! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 03/12/14 at 11:04 AM
What happened to Ruby?

I doubt she'd have written to him if she wasn't sincere about returning.

If I worked the dates out correctly (not a sure thing considering how early in the day it is), she would now be about 95, maybe in a nursing home somewhere?

"I Married the Donkey Man" would be a great title for her autobiography.
Posted by Phideaux on 03/12/14 at 12:00 PM
Rolan is the very definition of a "character" as we would define the word in California. He belongs to a much gentler time.

Before I left my native state, most of the people who drifted into California should have just stayed home. I gather it is far worse now with no tolerance for a man like "The Donkey Man."
Posted by KDP on 03/12/14 at 03:14 PM
Now they'd have run him off for damaging the environment.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/12/14 at 07:42 PM
They'd have run him off for trespassing these days. What a great character and what a great story. Too bad he went before his time.
Posted by Harvey on 03/12/14 at 07:53 PM
Andy the Donkey Man molested me and my friend at about age 8. Luckily it didn't go too far, as we rushed away. We lived next to large empty field where this squatter had taken up residence, as was his habit, until he was forced to move on. He was disgustingly dirty, smelly and the donkeys were badly neglected with hooves so long they curled around and the donkeys limped. Imagine living next to a squatter residing in a dilapidated conestoga wagon and using said field for his bathroom. Romanticize that.
Recently, I learned we weren't alone:
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I assume this will go against your "don't be a jerk" policy, but my story is true and I'm not a jerk for telling it.
Posted by PH-B on 06/07/18 at 09:36 AM
PH-B--awfully sorry to learn of your bad experiences with this eccentric fellow. Humanity is an unknowable thing, such a mix of horrible and wonderful. Thanks for sharing your post with us.
Posted by Paul on 06/07/18 at 03:49 PM









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