A Level-headed Builder

You may have noticed Eddy refers quite often to his hammer. (No, not that one … a real one for pounding nails.) Hmm … wonder where he gets that hammer thing from. I began my acquaintance with hammers when I was fifteen and started roofing for Norris Johnson in Sutherlin, Oregon. I worked for him several summers. What a character Norris is … a joke a minute, and he could outwork us teen-aged punks by miles. He taught me and countless other young men a fine work ethic, and that ethic has helped me through many a project, including the one in the photo, a little remodeling project on our home in Multnomah Village. Eddy, like me, is proud to be a builder, and if you look real closely at that level on my head, you’ll see it’s only half a bubble off.Image

Quote of the Day: “The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation.” Elias Canetti

2 thoughts on “A Level-headed Builder

  1. Forrest Loomis

    Having known you through high school Paul, I am sure it is actually the contents of the head, not the level that is more than a half a bubble off. Hope all is well.

    Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2013 23:43:27 +0000 To: forrest3511@hotmail.com

  2. pauldage

    Forrest, thanks for giving me the benefit of the doubt. I hope to see you when I come down to Sutherlin for my “Trout Kill” reading March 12 at Books Gallery.


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