Memories from the Mayor

Keep On Laying Your Shingles

Tommie’s coal shed (that is the place where you keep the coal you burn in your “warm morning” heating stove out of the weather) needed a new roof. Problem, Tommie broke his leg, so he decided I could put on the shingles. Now, I was 10 years old, I knew nothing about laying shingles. So, Tommie spread out shingles on the ground and explained to me how to put them on the roof. Next, I climbed the ladder, and started work. In a day, about two squares of shingles later, I was finished. Next rain, coal was dry, stayed dry until the shed was removed years later. I was always proud of that job and have always been impressed at the kindness, patience, and trust my grandfather had in me to do the job. Every time I pick up a hammer, start any construction job, I think of him, his instruction, his trust. Now it wasn’t the prettiest job ever, but he thought it to be “absolutely marvelous. Keep on laying your shingles.

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