It was a beautiful day for a stroll a couple of years ago, so we set out with my then three-year-old daughter for a walk on Quincy’s northeast side. In a flash, a man approached us from his house. I recognized him right away. The nice man handed my daughter a Beanie Baby doll, politely chit-chatted for a moment, and almost as quickly disappeared back into his house.
My daughter cherished that little doll, and still does to this day. Who was the nice man? It was none other than Larry Toolate, Quincy’s very own “Dancing Man.” I sat down to interview Toolate to learn more about him.