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North Carolina’s News & Observer wrote yesterday about NC governor Mike Easley’s family tradition of woodworking and how he’s passing it on to his son.  Gov. Easley said he grew up with a family tradition of “giving gifts that were made with one’s own hands,” which in his family meant woodworking.

He tells the story of building a “pencil-post” bed for his 2-year-old son one Christmas, with his son’s help.  In the photo (courtesy the News & Observer) “his son had just stabbed his father with a chisel, and the blood is about to start spurting.”

Seriously, this is a story to which you’ll relate, and a good read — especially if you’re bogged down reading all the negative news in the headlines.

Woodworking Warms Governor’s Heart [The News & Observer]


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