Wayne Watson has learned a thing or two about being efficient during his nearly 30 years as a U.S. Postal Service employee, the past 4 in Wellesley Square as a window clerk. Perhaps that helps to explain how he was able to crank out his first book, called “Gus the Goose”, in about 2 days.
Though Watson actually credits his being a singer/songwriter for helping the words flow easily as he relived raising an orphaned Canada goose baby with his family back around 1999 until Gus heard the call of the wild. Watson also has supplied photos for the book, published by Adolph Caso of Wellesley’s Branden Books and available through Amazon and [email protected].
“We were going to keep [the gosling] just until my sons came home from school so they could see him, but as soon as they saw him, they begged to keep and raise him. Being well versed in the local wildlife, I agreed and so we adopted and raised Gus,” says Watson, a lifelong Randolph, Mass. resident.
Watson currently has two dogs, and past pets have included a cat, turtles, boa constrictors, pythons, geckos and more. When he retires, Watson hopes to build a log cabin in the northern New England woods, to stay close to nature.
Watson hopes to have a reading of “Gus the Goose” soon in town. And if he needs any props, he won’t have to look far to find a Canada Goose, since they’re basically everywhere these days.