Telling Stories: Gil Dunn and The Beast

Charles Gilbert “Gil” Dunn, a longtime pillar of the Kent Island community, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 9, 2015. Gil lived and extraordinary life and his personal, professional and civic achievements are an example for all to follow. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends, but leaves a legacy of love for family and service to his community which will not be forgotten.” Miss Florence, the love of Gil’s life, passed away in 2012.

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Gil Dunn tells great stories. Here’s one of his all-time best:

“Back then every boy had a major league baseball hero. Mine was Jimmie Foxx. I followed his career, but only got to see him play once because Baltimore, where I lived, was a minor league town. I saw Foxx at an all-star game in Washington. I was ten years old, and I knew he was born in Sudlersville and Sudlersville was on the Eastern Shore.

“When I (grew up and) moved down to Kent Island, I didn’t have the vaguest idea I’d ended up in the same county as Sudlersville.”

“One day, the Kent Island little league team had a game scheduled in Sudlersville and I couldn’t wait to get there. I asked the man sitting next to me to tell me something about Jimmie Foxx. He said who wants to talk about that guy? I said what are…

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