Observation. Our work takes us to many wonderful places where customers share beautiful objects and even special moments in their lives, almost on a daily bases. " OBSERVATIONS",seeing how I am over 21 now, it probably is adult orientated.....I Hope....
And I should say here that my 5th grade teacher said I was the only kid who could spell the same word 2 different ways in 1 paragraph.Sometimes spell check can't even help...
When I hear a "ya got a minute" after we are done working for a customer, it usually means a good surprise. As was the case with Dale. As the old barn door was teased open and sunlight started to replace the musky smell, there they were, like robots from the past,or even the future, old gas pumps {when gas was still gas, not the junk they sell us today, only good for gummy up carbs.} Wall to wall gas pumps, tall ones, glass domes, old ones and older ones. And Dales knows where he picked up everyone!! After a couple hours of looking hes like, "ya got another minute, I got 2 more barns...Oh boy!!

 As a teenager I remember my older brother talking about the Vietnam war and how 1 of his friends made it through his 2 years, but came home and took his own life. Our Government did not help them then or now, some 40 to 50 years later, these young men and women come home and take their life. More kids come home and kill themselves then die in the war. If a guy gets hurt on my tractor, I {my insurance} has to take care of him, and I would have a moral obligation to help him and his family. Seems only fair our Government should have that same attitude step in and help Vets....but then I remember what my Dad {WW2 vet} would always say " It's an honor to go serve for your country, don't expect anything else from her". Them are old words and I can only agree with have of them

 

People tend to forget that at one time, American housing was built by a old guy, his old pickup, a couple younger guys and some hand tools. Some of the best homes I have remodeled or taken down to reuse the cool wood for furniture {good old days} were built in this fashion, mostly by the tough geezers that were lucky enough to come back from WW1 and WW2.. True, they had much better lumber then the junk they make us buy today, and the lumber was truer to its dimensions then today, and was way better wood {did I say that already}. Today, I think they make up for the poor quality of wood {and to some degree the labor skill set} by all the metal hardware they make you use. One of the books the old timers used was given to me, the title:
Carpentry: Tools, Materials, Ethics, & History of the trade....
Ethics seems to be a lost word today
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