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Blog entry by KnotWright posted 07-02-2017 09:36 PM 1922 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So as many of you might know, I started out very early building my own “tiny house” long before there was ever such a thing. It proudly stood 20 feet in the air and was 8 feet wide and 12 feet long. It even had AC, the kind you put ice in. That was in junior high school.

First real job out of high school was a fire fighter in east Texas for about 5 years, I decided on this path since I was a volunteer fire fighter in high school. This really has been a long time passion and currently I’m back as a volunteer fire fighter in my Tiny Texas town now.

After the professional firefighting career I went back to construction / woodworking, helping rebuild my parents house after a hurricane and found I made more money in a week doing this, than fighting fires. So off to the races I went taking on all sorts of construction jobs and finally forming my own company building houses and renovating them.

Now finally I’m sort of winding down things out here in Tiny Town TX, bought two wonderful twin buildings one I use as a workshop and the other has played second fiddle for a while until 3 years ago when I dedicated just a little more time and LOT more money to it.

On April 7 2017 we held the grand re opening of the Lyric Theater in Flatonia TX. These buildings are the older brick buildings in downtown, built in 1879. The Lyric had been showing picture shows from the early 1900’s till 1967 when it closed its doors, most likely since its last movie was Beach Blanket Bingo. :-) I can assure you I will not be playing that movie in the Lyric ever again.

The Lyric host movies Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm, and live performances when we can.

-- James



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 07-02-2017 09:42 PM

Wow that is way cool.great restoration job James.

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#2 posted 07-03-2017 04:18 AM

Very cool indeed.
Love the story behind all of it James.
Thanks for sharing your talent and keen wit.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#3 posted 07-03-2017 09:43 PM

Nice work and showing Second Hand lion one of my all time favorites.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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