During the Great Depression, millions of people were out of work across the United States. Unable to find another job locally, many unemployed people hit the road, traveling from place to place, hoping to find some work. A few of these people had cars, but most hitchhiked or “rode the rails”. A large portion of […]
Sissy roofers are like the harpooners of Moby Dick,
Except they would never wish to harpoon a whale these days.
They would rather ride whales, in the sea and on the land.
Early in the morn, When the dew and the frost still linger in the air, We are up with hammer and tools in hand, To form and shape what we will from hill and land. We are the builders, The makers, The trenchers and roofers, Men and women who strike the forms and cap the […]
The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career.
Check out this advertisement from 1929! Was it Al Pacino who said, “There is nothing new. There is nothing new. Only history we haven’t heard?”