Vern's first job was selling cotton candy at Old Orchard Beach. During that summer, he fell madly for Madame Renée, a cheap, two-bit fortune teller originally from Des Moines, and they had a torrid lust affair. When Mister Renée re-entered the picture, Vern quickly skipped town. He now owns his own big rig, "Fortune's Fancy", and is known to regularly do the Millinocket-Skowhegan run in under an hour. Vern always listens to Loretta Lynn when he's on the road. It soothes his aching heart.