Posts Tagged ‘hard work

07
Dec
14

Break time………

“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.”

Alan Cohen

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02
Jul
14

Work Ethic………

Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm. ~Sidney J. Phillips

“The difference between a vision and a daydream is the audacity to act and faith to get started”.            ~Steven Furtick

Listen, if someday you’re going to tell someone to dig a ditch, you should know how to do it yourself. ~Donald Trump

Right now, I am fed up with the takers, the posers, the leeches. The people I have known in my life, the men and women, have known how to get dirty, work through pain, and give a helping hand to others in need. If you can’t get dirty, are a whiner, a taker….well I will spare you the directives. 

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My son, Tony, today fixing a broken water line.

 

04
Apr
14

Old Bricks (How to Make Bricks) & Salvage Memories

I recall, in the mid-60’s, my parents agreed to tear down a two story, 24 unit apartment complex. It was a long project taking four months to complete. My Dad would work his full time job and then evenings and weekends were fully committed to tearing down the structure by hand. No heavy equipment. Hand tools and extension ladders were it. I was, of course, recruited to help.

My parents figured they would salvage as much of the materials as possible to resell them. So every salvageable board, pipe, wiring and bricks were saved and hauled home in the back of two 1949 Buick Roadmaster’s that had the rear seats removed. Day after day all this stuff was transported to my parents back yard.

My duties, beyond muscling the materials into and out of the car and carrying them to the back yard, were removing all nails from every board and stacking brick. I was tasked with using a hatchet to skim each brick clean of the mortar. My parents would sell each brick at 2¢. When I see a stack of bricks today, I recall my very sore hands as a youth.

The bricks, below, were near an old farm house built in the 1880’s. Someone started the salvage effort at one point.

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Making Bricks in the Old Days

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More How To’s On Brick Making

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02
Mar
13

VIDEO TOSSING BRICKS…A HARD DAY’S WORK

A HARD DAY’S WORK




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