Creativity and Tradition #1: Legacy

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Blog entry by EulerPhi posted 12-28-2012 05:08 PM 1022 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My Father was an amazing “creationist”, he could build anything and it was amazing to watch him work. He worked with wood, steel, and earth to build what he liked from toys, to his home in Northern Michigan. As I grew up, he would build us toys, a Doll House for my sisters (with electricity) and construction equipment for me and my brother. As my Father grew older and finally finished his home, he retired and started building very detailed toys and gave them as gifts to family as well as friends; nothing gave him more joy than the expression of thanks and the look of “this is amazing, I can’t believe you took the time to make this for me!!!” My Father has passed, but his legacy lives on in me and my family. I have taken the path of building boxes (his toys cannot be matched) and giving them as gifts to family and friends for birthdays, weddings, and in some cases, the passing of loved ones. I want to say this, I now know how my Father felt when someone looked at him and said “this is amazing, I can’t believe you took the time to make this for me!!!” Now, I can truly say, “Pop, thanks for the Legacy that you left me and for the time you took to make others feel good”.

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#1 posted 12-29-2012 07:14 AM

Dads are amazing people. They get smarter, wiser and bigger as we get older. Continuing the tradition is a great way to keep him alive within you and with luck, you’ll pass the same legacy to your kids.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#2 posted 12-29-2012 04:07 PM

Great story. Good luck in you pursuit to create your own legacy. Dream, dream big and do not put boundaries on your self.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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