The Compo Minuteman
Lucy Ricardo surreptitiously trying to stand in for the Compo Minuteman, after somehow inadvertently managing to remove and lose the statue
PeaceBang's reminiscences about her days as a Sea Squirt unlocked old memories of the time that I, too, only a few years earlier than she, was a Sea Squirt in the summer Beach School program at the historic Compo Beach in Connecticut.
The photo above is contemporary, not a photographic confirmation of Fausto and PeaceBang crossing paths in early childhood. However, the picnic shelter in the background is the site of Fausto's first and still closest brush with fame, when as a Sea Squirt at age 7, he made the front page of the town newspaper shinnying up one of the columns to discover a peanut hidden in the crossbrace during a Beach School treasure hunt.