Echoes

Lee's Summit JournalJune 13, 2014 

fix it

thats what

fathers

are good

for

and i

seldom

can

tool box

in my garage

was inherited

from my

father in law

who especially

following

retirement

seemed

to exist

for the

purpose

whether

in his home

or childrens

often found

head under

the hood

sink

stool

wheres

the circuit box

main water

cut off

were his

favorite

questions

he could

light a pilot

repair a mower

build a fence

tree trim

shingle

paint

paper

sand

assisting him

was like

surgical nurse

assignment

except

usually

i was unable

to identify

the device

needed

now

phillips

or flat head

was far as

my education

went

allen wrench

i flunked

passed

please hold

the light

he worked

slowly

carefully

magically

never

necessary

to do it

over

always

finished

just in time

to leave

h.

 

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years.

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