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Thread #63979   Message #1043969
Posted By: Deckman
29-Oct-03 - 02:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: Earliest memories
Subject: RE: BS: Earliest memories
I'll alter the question slightly, as doing so allows me to tell a quite wonderful story on my late Father. The year was 1940, my Father was a master carpenter, and he was building "our house." I was about two, and I well remember toddling into a basement room, which eventually became my bedroom, as he was planing a door edge.

In those days, carpenters treasured their hand planes, kept them razor sharp, and used them with great skill.

I can still see those long, twisty curls of wood peeling off the door edge. He'd been at it for some time, as the curls were ankle deep on the floor. When he saw me, he laughed, reached down and grabbed a handfull of shavings and placed them on his bald head. He laughed a great big laugh and said: "Look. I've got hair!"

That's my first memory of my Father. CHEERS, Bob