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268302 Hugh Brown <HughTBrown@c...> 2019‑04‑15 Made something and received high praise.
A couple of weeks ago, we were gathering together the means to put in 
our garden - trowels, seeds, gloves, pruners, etc. Frustrated at the 
time it took to find everything, my wife said, "The problem is that I 
have no place too keep my gardening stuff."

The proverbial light bulb lit up, and I spent every moment when I wasn't 
conscripted for gardening in the shop.  The result was a cabinet to hold 
her seeds and small hand tools.  Being out of work at the moment, I 
determined to make it out of whatever I had on hand.  That meant it was 
made from four different kinds of wood, so paint was needed to hide its 
mongrel ancestry.

I presented it to her on Saturday, and she was pleased.  The highest 
praise came when my great-grandson visited yesterday and saw it for the 
first time.

"You /made /that?" he said.  "It looks like it could have come from /Ikea/!"

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