Topic: Re: O/T Anyone do manual labor anymore?
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My grandfather was a logger. He told me that they would work in teams. Usually 3 men. Two on a buck saw and a limmer. They would trade off positions each cut so that each would have an equal share of the load and rest time(The latter of which was almost non existent). The buck saw teem would notch the stem as they called it and then back saw it to the fell. I still think it's an art to read the heavy side and windage to make the stem fall where you want it to so it won't foul with others and cause damage and yet in a place where you can work it. Watched grandpa and dad drop a tree about 125' tall and about 40" in diameter up hill and between two others without brushing a needle off the two standing trees. These were all fir. We split 38 cords out of it and I was sure glad I had my Stihl for chunking it. But even at that granddad and pops were almost keeping up with me with that buck saw. May God bless those that came before us and made this great nation what it was. I say was because those of us that do still work remember when a working man was more respected that the office dude and the bean counters that tried to cheat an honest man out of an honest wage. I cant wait till those office dudes and bean counters try to eat those numbers and build their homes out of all that scrap paper and pencils and computers.
We currently have just about two generations of people who don't even know how to work and don't expect to have to. Everything they have is due them from those who break their butts everyday so they can play their video games and watch that one eyed IQ sucker that they have in each room that we pay the electric bill for.
I think that the work ethic that the majority of us on this bbs were taught and raised with and live today should be required for every child starting at no older than the age of six like I did and I think that most of you did. Chores were done because you were breathing. Allowance was dad allowing you to live under his roof and eat his food and wear the clothing he bought and sleeping in the bed mom kept clean and,,, Want me to go on?????
If I wanted spending money I went out and cleaned ditches and bucked hay and ran cattle and hoed weeds for the neighbors. That was unless dad loaned me out to one of them. When that happened I would do a days work for the meals which were sometimes bologna sandwiches and a glass of fresh made lemonade.
I remember the first time I asked dad for a little cash for a date. He told me that instead of 3 cows I could milk 5 the next morning. He handed me a ten. Did I complain??? No. I got up twenty minutes earlier the next morning and milked my 3 and two of his 3 cows.
Entitlement???? "By the sweat of thy brow shalt thou eat thy bread."
Ok..... Enough of the soap box. Yeall have a good night now,, yea here??. LarryT
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