Kiln heat, aluminum cuts and gasoline fumes

“Honest sweat and skinned knuckles never hurt anyone.” “Boy, don’t ever let me hear of you backing up to get a paycheck.” — quotes from L. Ray Webb, circa 1940s-50s
Dad was right. A lot.
Much more than he ever got credit for from me.
On occasion in more than 55 years of writing this sort of missive, I have quoted my dad, L. Ray “Son” Webb.
As a matter of fact, the second quote, about a paycheck, has led this column before.
Physically hard, tough work is good medicine. It will make you


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