Retired Maine Game Warden John Ford Sr. has seen it all: he has been shot at by desperate prison escapees; been outwitted by wily trappers; and rescued scores of animals. Ford also is a very gifted storyteller and will visit Camden Public Library Tuesday, July 22, at 7 p.m. to recount his stories, adventures that appear in his memoirs “Suddenly, the Cider Didn't Taste So Good” and “This Cider Still Tastes Funny!”

Ford has lived and recorded what the life a Maine Game Warden really was like during his 20 years of service to the sportsmen of Maine, 1970-1990. He will share his humorous experiences, kept in diaries during his tenure as a district game warden in Waldo County, in an area regarded as being prime poaching country. He was sworn into the service shortly after finishing up a four-year stint in the U.S. Air Force. Upon his retirement in 1990, he was elected as Waldo County sheriff and re-elected in 1994. Ford has written a local newspaper column and is a regular contributor to the Northwoods Sporting Journal. He also is a painter, known for his wildlife artwork. He lives with his wife in Brooks.

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