Everyone on the Oregon Coast has a story to tell. Luckily, the pace of coastal time makes it easy to sit and listen to them. The crusty bunch of characters who share the land at the continent's edge have done a wide variety of things. In our small area alone...
The realtor was the general store owner after retiring from a company "in the valley"
The mole trapper was a stone mason
The bartender was a school teacher
The home inspector organized motorcycle events in Bend while working in a grocery store
The breakfast diner's cook was in the "big house"
The plumber was a commercial fisherman in Alaska
The cable installer didn't really remember much about his past, but told the tale eloquently
Somehow or other, they have found their way to one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It's not easy living here. Making a living can be as daunting as the grey clouds in winter, but they adjust, learn a new skill and stay.
It's all worth it when the sun comes out and the crab are swept in with the tide. Business comes to a screeching halt and you'll find them seizing the day, leaving work behind and living the dream!