Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins wasn't someone who needed to find ways to pass the time; he was a man of a million fascinations. One of his interests was playing the saxophone, an instrument he'd played for most of his life. Never one for fancy things, Collins preferred to play instruments that had been around the block a few times. He felt that the musician should pay attention to how the instrument sounded, not how it looked. He even played in a Hawaiian jazz band for a while.