At age 90 Shorty stays busy going daily to his farm, where he feeds several hundred
two and four legged creatures, plows a small garden, and hunts for the fox, he holds responsible for killing his chickens.
Shorty builds traps for wild animals, or raccoons that eat trash and then re locates them to the hills, he proudly tends a small flower bed near the small cottage in Milton he calls Home.
Several weeks ago Shorty was in the hospital for what he calls 'yet another small heart surgery'
He tells me he is feeling better and welcomes visitors. If you live in Milton, or near enough to drop in on Mr. Shorty Finley this would a time you'll find him at home.
Shorty Finley, and Jessie Carpenter often combined their skills while at Blenko to produce some of the finest glass. Both Jessie and Shorty still live in Cabell County.
The glass history, the combined oral history these gentleman possess is amazing. We should be
recording and documenting these stories.
Shorty my dear friend, if you're reading this. Get well soon. Don't go out in the heat! Not even to the Go Mart!