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  1. #22530
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    I found this a while back, lost it, found it again and, with Doug getting back in touch with his roots, decided to share it here.

    A Native's Springtime

    The geese have all flown northward
    and the bluebird's been around.
    From the smell of native's breath
    the leeks are through the ground.

    Old winter's back is broken
    the creek has begun to rise
    and one can't help thinking
    of his fish pole and flies.

    As we look about us
    and see the sights of spring
    We are glad we are alive
    and can enjoy everything.

    Yes, I enjoy springtime
    everyone does, no doubt.
    But, how empty it would be
    if we didn't have any trout.

    When your troubles get the best of you
    and seem like ugly dreams
    Just take out your boots and pole
    and spend a day along the streams

    You may catch a brookie in the riffles,
    You may catch a brownie in a hole
    but being next to nature
    is tonic to your soul

    After a day of fishing
    even if you've caught but one or two
    You'll find the trouble lifting
    and the sun will be shining through.

    If I were a medical doctor
    the tonic I would advise
    A day along the streams
    under Potter County Skies
    Max


    This was first published in The East Fork Sportsman Newspaper Volume1 Number 3 in March of 1939.

    It was also used at his eulogy in June of 1987.

  2. #22531
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    I found this a while back, lost it, found it again and, with Doug getting back in touch with his roots, decided to share it here.

    A Native's Springtime

    The geese have all flown northward
    and the bluebird's been around.
    From the smell of native's breath
    the leeks are through the ground.

    Old winter's back is broken
    the creek has begun to rise
    and one can't help thinking
    of his fish pole and flies.

    As we look about us
    and see the sights of spring
    We are glad we are alive
    and can enjoy everything.

    Yes, I enjoy springtime
    everyone does, no doubt.
    But, how empty it would be
    if we didn't have any trout.

    When your troubles get the best of you
    and seem like ugly dreams
    Just take out your boots and pole
    and spend a day along the streams

    You may catch a brookie in the riffles,
    You may catch a brownie in a hole
    but being next to nature
    is tonic to your soul

    After a day of fishing
    even if you've caught but one or two
    You'll find the trouble lifting
    and the sun will be shining through.

    If I were a medical doctor
    the tonic I would advise
    A day along the streams
    under Potter County Skies
    Max


    This was first published in The East Fork Sportsman Newspaper Volume1 Number 3 in March of 1939.

    It was also used at his eulogy in June of 1987.
    You found my secret to why I ride up that mountain....4 days a week....I was always a tech freak but in my later life here now I find that connection with nature sooooo important. We have all these man made things/ideas/contracts...they are essentially all bull$hit.....the only laws that are ALWAYS/ALL WAYS true are the "laws of Nature"......and you comprehend them fully only when you're part of them....
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  3. #22532
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone.
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
    2 Tim 3:16-17

    RSES CMS, HVAC Electrical Specialist

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  4. #22533
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    A Somber day for reflection and introspective looks at our place on this planet today......Enjoy your loved ones and have a full day with your families guys...
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  5. #22534
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    Unhappy Dumbfounded!

    I'm dumbfounded by the fact that Bruce is dead!
    I've been so busy since I started AIR-WIZZ, Inc. a few years ago that I have not been to this site in a long while. Bruce is the one who qualified my License a few years back. I've been beeting myself up about not keeping in closer touch with Bruce since I went solo. Looks like I really missed out on this one. I came to this site to reach out to him for advice. WOW, I'm really blown away now.
    What else can I say...
    Don't argue with an idiot, you'll have to go down to their level and they'll beat you with experience!
    New and Improved, Drain Blaster 2006 Thread
    www.AIR-WIZZ.com

  6. #22535
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    Quote Originally Posted by AIR-WIZZ View Post
    I'm dumbfounded by the fact that Bruce is dead!
    I've been so busy since I started AIR-WIZZ, Inc. a few years ago that I have not been to this site in a long while. Bruce is the one who qualified my License a few years back. I've been beeting myself up about not keeping in closer touch with Bruce since I went solo. Looks like I really missed out on this one. I came to this site to reach out to him for advice. WOW, I'm really blown away now.
    What else can I say...
    I was in touch with him about a month before he passed. I was looking into overseas work. He brought a lot to this site, no doubt.

    Check in more often. We are striving to carry on here.
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
    2 Tim 3:16-17

    RSES CMS, HVAC Electrical Specialist

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  7. #22536
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!!!
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
    2 Tim 3:16-17

    RSES CMS, HVAC Electrical Specialist

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  8. #22537
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    Good morning

  9. #22538
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    morning all
    If you help others then you are a Success

  10. #22539
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
    2 Tim 3:16-17

    RSES CMS, HVAC Electrical Specialist

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  11. #22540
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    Still hot and sunny here in Canucksville.....
    Got some of the first 900s in for QCing.....sweeeeeeet....
    Now all I need is the manifolds.......or I could always do like the other guys and get some Fisher Price ones and glue them on the bottom....whoops, did I say that out loud....?

    Nice and cool up the mountain at 5am......bear's getting restless though......freaking people out.....stupid ba$tards that go into the bear's house and then get mad at 'him being there'......it's his house.....not ours.....he!!, lets just shoot all the wildlife in the world.....that's solve it eh!
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  12. #22541
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    morning all
    If you help others then you are a Success

  13. #22542
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    Hey again guys and gals. Been a long time since I checked in. Life has gone 180 on me now lol. Girlfriend was working in a deli and saw the refrigeration guy there so she bugged him on her break. Turns out his company was hiring. So I called them and they told me they were. I forwarded off my credentials to their HR department and two days later got asked to go to an interview. I got hired on the spot. Quit the residential 2-tons-r-us biz. Now Im a member of Local 787 (HVAC/R Workers, Ontario), doing racks and cases. They work all over Ontario so somehow in two weeks I managed to pull a car out of my butt-a 1999 Corolla. So far they have been keeping me local doing installs for a large drug store chain here. My first couple of days I was helping put a glycol loop into a new supermarket. Money is great. Job is great. Good guys to work with and I feel like im being challenged on the daily. Refrigerations an entirely new beast to me despite the fact I studied it in trade school, but I love it. Even the girlfriend says I come home less grumpier than I usually do lol. They even gave me a new torch set and benders along with a lot of PPE. My first day was all training. Transportation of Dangerous goods, WHMIS, and scissor lift certification. They just grabbed a couple big contracts so this winter looks busy. Guess he who waits the longest does catch the biggest lol.
    Get money, get paid.

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