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Young at heart at 103, celebrates after splitting some wood

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by DriftWood, Dec 15, 2006.

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  1. DriftWood

    DriftWood Minister of Fire

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    Harold Schoneman was born five days before the Wright brothers flew their first plane. Today he is celebrating his 103rd birthday. Before he goes, he may split some wood - enough to fill a wheelbarrow so he can get his wood-burning stove going in case the temperature drops.

    http://www.thetimesherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006612120303

    celebrates after spliting some wood

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  2. Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson Mod Emeritus

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    This is great news.

    First, we learn that beer is good for you.

    And now this!

    Things are looking up, boys and girls.
  3. nshif

    nshif New Member

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    I work with a guy like this all the time. Although he is " only " 91. We have probably fallen 100 trees together and split and stacked countless cords. He always works my butt off andIm 55. He runs an older 036 while I run the lighter 361 and he has no trouble staying ahead of me. He lives just down the road and you never see him doing nothing. even if its just raking pineneedle's. He says the same thing, if he stops he dead. And its great listening to all his old stories!
  4. babalu87

    babalu87 New Member

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    Pfffft he's using a splitter

    Wheres the maul ;)
  5. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Your day will come Grasshopper.

    - BB (who just feels like he is 103)
  6. wingnut

    wingnut New Member

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    That is AWESOME. I wish more people in our society valued our elders. It is so important to pass down the heritage.
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    suematteva New Member

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    The rounds he is packin around sure aren't small..probably got a hand like a vice.
  8. Mo Heat

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    That splitter looks like a converted WWII artillary piece.
  9. johnsopi

    johnsopi Minister of Fire

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    Now that was a nice news article. Up lifting.
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