On Sunday, April 26, 2020, the folks who bring you Gribblenation (Adam, Doug and Tom) had the opportunity to sit down for a roundtable interview and conversation with the host of the Roadwaywiz YouTube channel. During the two hour conversation, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the history of the Gribblenation site (it'll be 20 years strong in January 2021) and find out a few things about the folks who manage Gribblenation. This was a fun interview to take part in. The video can be viewed by clicking on the play button below.
Before I moved to Upstate New York as a young man, I grew up in the Long Island town of Smithtown during the 1980s and 1990s. The recognizable symbol of Smithtown is a bronze statue of a bull named Whisper, located at the junction of NY Route 25 and NY Route 25A near the bridge over the Nissequogue River. Why a bull, you may ask. The bull is a symbol of a legend related to the town's founding in 1665 by Richard "Bull" Smythe, with a modernized name of Richard Smith. It also so happens that there is a story behind the legend, one that involves ancient land right transfers and some modern day roads as well. So the story goes that Smythe made an agreement with a local Indian tribe where Smythe could keep whatever land he circled around in a day's time riding atop his trusty bull. Choosing the longest day of the year for his ride, he set out with his bull Whisper and went about riding around the borders of the Town of Smithtown. As legend has it, Smythe t