posted on Jul, 13 2019 @ 05:59 PM
Heh, if I know I'm going to drink a bit of Clamato and beer I'll even go into town to the grocery store and buy a bottle of clam juice to add to the
Clamato! Then it's really "clammy".
Hey, I might live in the west, but my family is from the northeast, and clams are awesome! I can eat me a whole mess of fried clams!!
My grandmother lived in Rockport, Mass, for exactly 103 years. She knew every lobsterman and clammer on the east coast. Whenever I'd visit we'd eat
like kings on lobster and clams! (all for free usually too). She never drove a car, never had her license. Lived to 102 on her own (on the 3rd
floor with only stairs no less!). She used to freak out when I'd eat the claws! She'd say..."Awww...we just use those for soup, you never
actually eat them!" I would devour them!
I'd go down to the docks (on her direction) and the boat captains would "give" me things called "culls". Culls were lobsters missing a claw, or
something, something not presentable in a market. They'd give them to us for free, baskets full of them. And the clams...oh man! Those Ipswitch,
Coho, Little neck, cherrystone, clams...they were all different, but ALL delicious.
Gramma' used to make clam chowder you'd fight over! I mean, literally fight!