For want of a nail…

For want of a nail the shoe was lost;For want of a shoe the horse was lost;For want of a horse the battle was lost;For the failure of battle the kingdom was lost; —All for the want of a horseshoe nail. — 14th century proverb, author unknownMy electricity was out for 6 hours ... Continue reading

Pete’s Christmas garden

My Uncle Pete was a telephone technician by day and a tinkerer by night. Like many young men of his generation, he had learned his skills in the Navy during WWII. After the war, he married his high-school sweetheart and started a family, eventually fathering five daughters.Maybe it was all those ... Continue reading