Thank you for posting this Paul. It is very rewarding to find that this young man has, truly, captured the essesnce and soul of wooden boat building!
That's a great story. It really illustrates the ripple effect of taking the time to share what you know and love with your kids, (grandkids in this case), instead of just parking them in front of the TV. Sometimes I get so jammed-up with "Can I do this?" and "How would I do that?" questions and it is so refreshing to see an 18-year-old unencumbered with self-doubt. I also love that he went about it thoughtfully and learnedly, but that information didn't hamper his drive or spirit, it just helped to educate it.
"A man builds the best of himself into a boat- builds many of the memories of his ancestors." -Steinbeck
Too old to be 18, but makes me want to be a grandfather to a kid like that.
Last edited by DavidF; 06-15-2012 at 07:19 PM.
Wonderful story, thanks. There is an enlightening film at the NFB archives IYI. Sorry no link on my bookmarks.
Whereof one cannot speak,
Thereof one must be silent. L. Wittgenstein