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91-year-old fisherman crafts model paper boats in Venice

by Klusby 9 Jun 15:49 UTC
91-year-old fisherman crafts model paper boats in Venice © wgno.com

John Barrios is 91-years young. He lives down in Venice, Louisiana, and is still a full-time fisherman.

Barrios goes out on the water every day to catch live bait for the marinas. When he returns home, he continues his day by crafting model troll boats out of paper.

"When I was a kid, we never had Santa Claus like the kids have today. We was very poor, and so I used to pick up driftwood and make little boats out of it to play with in the river. I just started this here about two years ago. I started making them out of paper like this here," says Barrios as he showcases the light-weight boats.

"I'm not a TV guy. I don't like sitting down and watching TV, ya know?" Barrios says.

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