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Forum topic by bruc101 posted 05-19-2016 04:20 AM 588 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-19-2016 04:20 AM

Whoohooo…our twin daughters graduated from college last week and are full time in our family business with their 2 older sisters now!

The next one doesn’t start to college for another year! Ole mom and me we’ll be able to buy some meat again now for a few months, and maybe a new pair of socks for both of us. I might can even buy new a new saw blade now and not use my woodworking buddies hand me downs.

It’s like a breath of fresh air for us!

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#1 posted 05-19-2016 01:45 PM

Congratulations to your daughters for their accomplishments. They all grow up way too fast

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 05-19-2016 02:54 PM


Enjoy the time before the grandchildren start to arrive.

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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#3 posted 05-19-2016 04:23 PM

Congrats. Freeing up cash is huge. You’re a lucky guy to have them join you at work. My oldest daughter who has been working with me in the shop for the last three months informed me yesterday she is leaving to fulfill a career job. I knew this was going to be temporary and I sure enjoyed her company. She is a heck of a furniture maker as well.

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#4 posted 05-20-2016 06:46 AM

Thanks guys for your nice compliments.

Finns, I would like to think the reason your daughter is a heck of a furniture maker is because you’ve been her mentor and teacher, and that says a lot about you.

My oldest daughters by my first marriage are ages 41 and 38 and have been the top level managers in our business for about 5 years now and doing an awesome job. They took our twins and our 16 year old under their wings and have taught them well, and they listen to them. The twins went full time in their offices Monday morning already knowing their responsibilities and knowing how to do their jobs. The 16 year old also has an office in there and is being mentored well by all of her sisters. The 16 year old also says if she can’t smell sawdust everyday she gets in a bad mood.

Our other two older teenage daughters doesn’t have enough interested in the millwok business to keep them there. They enjoy working in their mom’s consulting and business management business, and have their offices there, and when they get through college mom will retire and hand that over to them.

My dad told me one time it takes young minds with new ideas to keep a business healthy and growing and I suppose he’s correct. Our business will be 70 years old in July. I bet he’s proud of seeing his grand daughters make it happen for many more years.

I wish your daughter good luck as she considers herself moving up another level in her life, and I just bet she’ll continue to be a heck of a furniture maker, and who is responsible for that.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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