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Blog entry by Russ posted 06-30-2011 07:08 AM 4029 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife shared a funny story with me today. My niece had one of those green clear visors that she got at a thrift store. My 4 year old son asked to borrow it and she handed it to him. He turned it upside down over his face and said: “Stand back Lillie I’m working on the lathe. Momma hand me the wood.”

I’m glad that he’s taking the safety first approach. Too cute of a story not to share it.

-- Russ

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#1 posted 06-30-2011 01:07 PM

great story!!
A good reminder of our impact as role-models.

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#2 posted 06-30-2011 01:49 PM

Thanks Russ,

that’s really a cute story and Debbie’s right, kids do learn by watching us so we need to set a good example, especially when it comes to safety.


-- Bill, Austin, Texas,

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#3 posted 06-30-2011 02:50 PM

Thanks for sharing, Russ.

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#4 posted 06-30-2011 02:52 PM

Smart kid:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 06-30-2011 04:00 PM

:—))) LOL
thank´s for the smile


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#6 posted 06-30-2011 04:58 PM

Sounds like he will be running the shop soon enough.

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#7 posted 06-30-2011 05:31 PM

Kinda makes me miss Art Linkletter and his Kids Say the Darnedest Things. lol He just told on you for being safety conscience. lol Keep up the good work and example Dad.

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#8 posted 06-30-2011 10:00 PM

chuckle !!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#9 posted 06-30-2011 10:37 PM

Great story, Saftey first!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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