A Tragic Reminder

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Forum topic by ChuckV posted 01-13-2014 03:23 PM 597 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2014 03:23 PM

As a parent and hobbyist woodworker, this story really hit me.

-- “And the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

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#1 posted 01-13-2014 03:36 PM

That’s just tragic,I’d like to know where were the parents/guardians?

You know in our city you can not leave a box(big enough for a kid to hide in) outside on the curb ,whether it’s a hope chest,a refrigerator,freezer ,unless the door is removed from it or chained open so it can not be closed.
Kid as we all know would like to play hide & seek in places like that.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 01-13-2014 04:51 PM

This is where the old style refridgerators that had the latch were outlawed in favor of the magnetic stripping around the doors.

Also where hope chest patterns all now have lids that don’t slam on fingers, and usually vent holes in the back. But antiques abound.

We have such a chest in our house – that only opens with the key! the latch springs closed when the lid is engaged, and only the key acts as the “doorknob”

These days I don’t know why such a latch would have ever been designed – - ” auto locking” but there it sits.

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#3 posted 01-13-2014 04:53 PM

Dr.Dirt, Unfortunately dumb assed parents abound too !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#4 posted 01-13-2014 04:54 PM

This a tragic reminder to never put a self-locking latch on any box large enough for a child to climb into.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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