Attached to the end of that old 1/4" hand drill is
an old toy cast iron wood lathe.
I probably acquired the lathe as a young boy back
about 1947. But I have been dragging it around from
home to home and state to state for about 70 years.
But never using it for anything but to take up space.
You do understand about grand kids - don't you?
And especially great grand kids. Well, it's the
great grand kids that get ahold of me. And they
were needing home made whistles.
Now the whistles I make require a "fipple" block.
And the size of wood dowel I need is not always
available - that is up until now.
So, after looking around to see what I could get
my hands on we came up with this homemade
"fipple" block lathe to make homemade whistles.
Only one in the world like this one. it works
One morning I went out the back door to find this
snapping turtle as a welcoming committee for me.
Now snapping turtles are not welcome on this property.
As you can imagine, it had a total disregard for our opinion
on the matter. So I had to make my point by carefully
placing a small hole in it's head in the area of it's brain,
that is, if they have one.
But, even after this it insisted on hanging around for a
while. Snapping turtles simply do not catch on very
About me! It really does not matter.
But what does matter is that there is a God in heaven above. He created this world and gives us life and our breath.
But we have ignored him. We have gone our own way and done our own thing. This is called sin.
"everyone has sinned and is far away from God's saving presence." (3:23)
"For sin pays its wage - death; but God's free gift is eternal life in union with Christ Jesus our Lord." (6:23)
[That is the death of the soul - the real you. Thrown into the Devil's hell forever. But his gift is life forever with him in heaven.]
"If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved....As the scripture says,'Everyone who calls out to the Lord for help will be saved.'" (10:9,13)
God loves you enough that he came to earth and died for you. Turn to him and accept his gift of love for you.
The quotations are from the
Holy Bible, book of Romans,
Good News Bible version.