OHU50K Notes $29,000
My Friendship with Grizzly Man
While I’m on the subject of Alaska, have I told you I was friends with the Grizzly Man? I was engaged to his brother for six years and knew Tim Dexter and his family very well where we all lived on Long Island, New York. One summer, Tim’s brother and I took a trip to England to do genealogy work. We discovered that Treadwell was an ancestral name of the family. After Tim won a scholarship to Bradley University for diving and was subsequently kicked out, he took on the name of Timothy Treadwell, developed a Cockney accent and a whole outlandish bio for himself.
When his brother and I moved to California, Tim followed. I stayed for only a year, returning to my home state, but Tim stayed in California. That’s when I lost touch with him, but I was always glued to the set when he appeared on Letterman, Dateline, Rosie, and even Love Connection.
He dropped the Cockney accent after a while, but I was surprised when he got into the whole grizzly thing. His family loved animals. They had cats, a one-legged duck named Quacky, and a pet squirrel named Cookie who ultimately destroyed the mom’s china setting on the dining room table. Grizzly bears, though, are a whole other level.
Tim’s and his girlfriend’s deaths were tragic, but not surprising. His “friend” Mr. Chocolate was a grizzly bear after all.
Great opportunity for dry cabin ownership on a 2.5 acre lot only 3.5 miles to UAF! Borders on Creamer’s Field Refuge! Connex, steel tank and some other miscellaneous items on the lot do not convey with the sale.
- acre lot
515 Nature Trl, Fairbanks, AK 99709 $29,000
Contact Realtor: JOE RUSSO with RUSSO REALTY