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    A wise old gentleman retired and purchased a modest home
    near a junior high school. He spent the first few weeks of
    his retirement in peace and contentment.

    Then a new school year began. The very next afternoon three
    young boys full of youthful after-school enthusiasm came down
    his street beating merrily on every trash can they
    encountered. The crashing percussion continued day after day,
    until finally the wise old man decided it was time to take
    some action.

    The next afternoon, he walked out to meet the young
    percussionists as they banged their way down the street.
    Stopping them, he said, "You kids are a lot of fun. I like to
    see you express your exuberance like that. I used to do the
    same thing when I was your age. Will you do me a favor? I'll
    give you each a dollar if you'll promise to come around every
    day and do your thing."

    The kids were elated and continued to do a bang-up job on
    the trash cans.

    A few days later, the wily retiree approached them again as
    they drummed their way down the street. "Look" he said. "I
    haven't received my Social Security (Pension) check yet, so
    I'm not going to be able to give you more than 25 cents. Will
    that be okay?"

    "A lousy quarter?" the drum leader exclaimed. "If you think
    we're going to waste our time beating these cans around for a
    quarter, you're nuts! No way, mister. We quit!"

    And the old man enjoyed peace and serenity for the rest of
    his days.
    http://marleb.com
    DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

    NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
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      Hehehehe, I'll have to store this one away for future use. Good one Marcel

      Kevin
      Kevin
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      Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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