Turning Archive 2005

That sounds just like my Dad!

John Trant (Baltimore/DC area)
>My Dad was a great one for having me do something while I was resting up from doing something else. During the summers, I workd construction from 7:00 am to 3:30 and then work in his metal shop from 4:00 until 8:00. After dinner, he would want me to follow him so that he could "show me something while I was resting". That resulted in another chore that would take up the rest of the evening.

He was a true hard worker but not a classical workaholic. I never remember him taking a typical type of vacation. I think it would have killed him. He tried to retire a couple of times but "it just wouldn't stick". He died at 78 due to a surgical error to fix his hernia that was messing up his golf swing. He had walked 18 holes of golf the day before the surgery.


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