Has anyone ever noticed the man who is wrapped in layer upon layer of warmth topped by a flannel jacket, windbreaker pants and rumpled, grizzled, wearing moccasins with his big toe poking out of the left one? Who is this character you ask, he is affectionately called Turkey Jon, by the Hermosa Locals. Many locals are familiar with his harmless request, that the ladies of the South Bay go swimming with him in the ocean, “Wanna go swimming, Chicken?”. Most people don’t partake in his offer, but some occasionally do! So the next time you get asked by John to go swimming, feel special— you practically have local status now.
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