The Green People

In rural Coventry, RI circa 1950's - 1970's there was a very dilapidated house with all sorts of crap strewn about the property. A husband & Wife lived in the house & the local kids would work each other up & dare the hell out of each other to ring the doorbell & run away, this almost always ensued in the residents chasing the kids & screaming obscenities the whole time. These people were apparently the filthiest of the filthy. When I first heard this story I asked why these people were referred to as "The Green People" the interviewee replied, "Because they were green, they must have had copper poisoning or something. I swear to god, they had a greenish tinge to them". I asked where they lived and I laughed out loud when he told me they lived in Green (a village within Coventry). At that point I thought my leg was being pulled, he scratched his head & said, "I never thought about it - maybe I'm remembering things, but I thought those people were green!” The house where the green people lived was leveled & all the garbage was picked up soon after the occupants kicked the bucket.

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