|Newspaper photo from May 6, 1940|
Many years later, after he returned from the war and became established in the work world Carl would amass his own work shop in his home, the entire basement level and would have at least three or five of most tools. He was a tool collector. Everything would have a specific place and there it had to return. He had the original mancave where he enjoyed spending time.
Now that he is gone and we are left to dispose of the home it is a monumental task to clear it all out. We will be returning to PA in July, hiring someone to hold an estate sale and selling off his lifetime accumulation of tools. Jerry has gleaned lots of treasures and we have enticed another nephew to take some things, but there is too much left. At least he did not acquire massive equipment like this backhoe; he was always fond of those contraptions too. This photo is from about 1970, at his work with the natural gas company.
|About 1970 Carl and the backhoe|
This has been my Sepia post for the week and as always, click on the title to this post to go to the Sepia Host Site to see what Alan posted this week and to connect with other interesting contributors. We are on week 80, aging well, I think.