There must be something in the water in Massachusetts this year. For the second time in a month, police have responded to a 911 call from a couple stranded — and lost — on a farm outing. This time, the rescue appeal came from an apple orchard.

When Mark and Marcia Rosenthal of Boston went apple-picking on the afternoon of Oct. 22, they didn’t expect it to end with a rescue. According to the farm’s owner, the two wandered too from their parked car at Honey Pot Orchard in Stow, and as night began to fall, they became frightened that they wouldn’t be able to find their way back. The Rosenthals called the Orchard’s main line, but when no one answered, they called 911.

Police arrived at the orchard’s entrance and told the owners about the problem, directing them to a landmark where the couple was waiting to be rescued. Julie Martin-Sullivan, who owns the family business with her brother, said they sent workers right out to pick up the Rosenthals.

“So my brother drove out in one of our buggies to pick them up, and the gentleman was being funny and said, “So how many rescues a year?” And my brother replied, ‘Well, through 85 years of business, none.” Martin-Sullivan said the orchard is about 200 acres, and the Rosenthals had wandered about a half-mile or three-quarters-of-a-mile from where their car was parked.

“You know, we have a hedge maze too. So we said to them after, ‘We have a hedge maze and we’re not gonna let you in,” Martin-Sullivan joked. “He was a comical guy.”

Must be some good dope in Massachusetts!




  1. Miguel says:

    Google: Garmin Etrex… 😀

  2. the_haunted_sheep says:

    The logical conclusion of liberal nanny-statism. Daddy government take care of my every need. These idiot liberals are so helpless now they can’t even pick apples. I used to dread the impending doom we are facing, i almost embrace it now. Seems the best and fastest way to get rid of the helpless liberals.

    • Nickelthrower says:

      Yes, but who will service all the motorized chairs used by the conservatives? Who will tell them what their feet look like?

  3. overtemp says:

    It’s Obama’s fault!

  4. Gasbag says:

    Someone needs to buy a GPS : P

  5. Skeptic says:

    Reply to post #77,
    Yes, I believe they are aliens from Jupiter. There are no apple trees on Jupiter.

  6. admfubar says:

    ignorant apple users…
    bet they get lost in the apple store too.

    :))

    • msbpodcast says:

      They were on an apple farm, not an Apple farm. 🙂

      I seriously doubt that these dweebs were using anything as sophisticated as a Apple iPhone.

      I suspect that they were using a plain old cellular…

  7. msbpodcast says:

    People can drive a car but can’t walk out of an orchard?

    Cars are too easy to drive.

    These people should be castrated before they pollute the gene pool.

  8. ray says:

    Ive seen people get lost in the parking structure.

  9. Animby - just phoning it in says:

    ReadyKilowatt says: “How do these people navigate the streets of Boston? It’s not exactly a grid.”

    Chances are the orchard IS a grid…

  10. john R says:

    So what? Why post this? Why did I read this? Why am I commenting on this?

  11. jescott418 says:

    I got lost at WalMart just the other day. Luckily I had my GPS mobile phone or who knows what would have happened?
    Seriously, God help some of these people if they ever face a real crisis of survival. Somehow I think our society has lost our instincts for survival. Or at some of us have. We have become too reliant on others.

  12. Olo Baggins of Bywater says:

    I’m sitting here in my living room, laptop in the obvious place, looking out the window at an orchard. It’s apples, but could be peaches, pears, cherries, whatever. It’s moderately hilly, enough that you can’t see out, and the sky is overcast.

    If I were to drop any of you in the middle of that orchard, say 3/4 mile deep, I’m willing to bet your only chance to get out at the front is a random chance, unless you had GPS on your phone. That distance is a long, long way in any thick forest, and by definition in an orchard it all looks the same, whatever way you walk.

    To my left it’s all grapes, and I have been “lost” in them before, but I know the perimeters and landmarks.

    These people did the right thing. They stayed put and called for help.

  13. Skeptic says:

    Just put your right hand on one trunk of a tree and walk keeping your hand on the trunk. Eventually you will get out.

  14. Bubba says:

    City people. Jeez. At least they’ll make good eats when the end comes.


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