Northern Mono event in 12th year
By Tim Gorman
I’d like to Introduce myself, since this is my first article for this paper. My name is Tim Gorman, and I write for The Sheet News.
I’ve been trying that line out around town, seeing what kind of reaction it gets. Town Councilors gave me business cards. Tourists nodded indifferently. Some locals told me that my boss is ‘controversial,’ their tone implying a little ill will towards Mr. Lunch.
By far the strangest reaction came from a man I approached during the lunch break on Wednesday’s ride in the Eastern Sierra ATV & UTV Jamboree. 50 of us were standing atop the Minnesota Mine, 40 miles into an 87 mile ride. Men, women, children, even a dog were milling around their machines, most making small talk and eating sack lunches. I saw this man standing alone and, since I was there to take in the local color, I walked up to him and tried out my line: “Hi. My name is Tim Gorman, and I write for The Sheet News.”
“No kidding, my friend over there is a piece of sheet,” said Tom Seals, a short, stocky man of about 60 with a hat pulled down low on his massive head. He pointed to his friend. His friend walked over.
“You’re a writer? Well if you want to write a short story, you should write about this guy.”
Angus McIntosh was slightly taller than Tom, bald with a white beard and wiry frame. A third man approached and chimed in. “And if you want to write an ugly editorial, then you should write about him,” pointing at Angus. This was from Bobby Wright, a round man with a round head and whispy white hair. I didn’t