77-year-old Hermit Sleeps in Home-made Coffin Just "to get used to it"

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77-year-old Hermit Sleeps in Home-made Coffin Just "to get used to it" - Sleeps 2 Years In. Home-made Coffin | I" 1 "* °...
Sleeps 2 Years In. Home-made Coffin | I" 1 "* ° JUf^" ft rosewood pianos GUILDHALL. Vt. (UP) — Ju=t "to get used. to It," Ginseng Wilr lard, 77-year-old hermit, has slept, for more than a yea'r. in a coffin which he himself fashioned from . But Willard has no Immediate plans for occupying the casket permanently. Instead, he Is arranging a 3,000-mile journey to California in a horse-drawn "covered wagon'' which he built .from an old sleigh aiid two automobile axles. The wagon Is decoroied with bird houses.

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  1. The Courier News,
  2. 03 Feb 1937, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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