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Re: Baby You're Just Too Fast
Posted to Open Discussion Forum on 2/17/2014 3 Replies

Gary , you brought back a lot of memories of stories I heard from my Dad when I was still a kid , which made me realize just how much kids have now and don't realize how lucky they are .He mentioned the Dirty Thirties too , and after he got back here [Canada] after the war, he was in the Canadian Military , he went to the USA to find work , and met Mom in New York City . He went west and worked for two brothers , Horace and John Dodge [Sound familiar?] came back this way , worked for the Checker Cab Company . He told me stories about coming to work in the morning and finding homeless people sleeping in the cars they had to work on , apparently it got so nasty sometimes they had to call the local cops to take them away . I'm one of seven kids , a part of my family are American by birth , the other part are Canadian , Mom wanted to come back to her home town [Brantford] otherwise I probably would have been born in the USA as well .l I did some work for a guy south of here , a little town not far from Mike S., he was also a resident of California as well ,he went back every winter, he told me some stories of that time , too . He had two signs hanging on the wall in his shop which I never forgot , the first one read - " If you 're honest at your purpose , at your feet the world will bow , for the world can never do without the man behind the plow ". The second one read - "Things work out the best for the people who make the best of the way things work out ". Thanks for the look back in time , Gary , maybe Andrew can get some perspective from this too . Take care , have a good day.

Roger Rutledge
Technician/Shop Foreman
Riverside Landscape Contractors Inc
Brantford, Ontario, Canada

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