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Posted on so when is the party over?

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#1 posted 10-21-2012 06:48 AM

Sorry to hear that. I lost 3 older friends this last summer. Your question reminds me of the Bily Museum in Spillville, Iowa. The bachelor Bily brothers were farmers who carved the most magnificent mechanical clocks during the long Iowa winters. It is too bad they do not allow any pictures of them out into the world. ;-( Henry Ford offered them a million dollars for their Clock of Industry. They turned him down. They wanted to keep their work all together as a collection and left it to the town or a trust or something. Anyway, the thing I will never forget about the display was the last clock they never finished. It looked like amateurs tried to carve it. It was sort of an attitude altering experience. I’m not sure if it is better to go out on top or keep on doing what you love to do.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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