The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2573015
Posted By: Rapparee
22-Feb-09 - 11:04 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Well, yes, I suppose I did. Dad used to make me work on building the house and Mom, well, let's just say she ran the House. Every day, after killing, cleaning, and cooking our breakfast (what, by the way, are "Wheaties"?) I would have to go out and make nails in my Little Handy Andy Blacksmith's Shop. For hours I would turn out steel nails: 4 penny, roofing, 6 penny, scaffolding, finishing, 10 penny -- whatever was required. Sometime in the late afternoon I'd get to make stuff for the neighbors: spearheads, swords, shackles, arrowheads, and the other things that were needed for whatever neighborhood events were coming up.

Ah, those were the days! There's nothing like tempering a good sword in the guts of a prisoner or knowing that your work contributed to the destruction of a distant monastery to assure your self-esteem in the years ahead.