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My Middle Son (A Draft Post)

I did a post months ago on my Oldest Son and was reading “My Write Spot” ‘s blog post and it triggered all the memories of my middle son growing up and I knew I needed to do a post on him.

My son Adam has always been the “hands on” type of boy. From the time he was three or four, we had to hide all the tools from him. He’d go in search of a screwdriver or wrench and before you knew it, doorknobs, light switch covers and anything else that could be unscrewed or taken apart, could be found laying on the floor.

When he was five we took him to visit my uncle Willard and Adam spied an open end 1/2″ wrench and my uncle told him he could take it home, but he had to take care of it and if my uncle wanted it back, he had to give it back. Adam has had that wrench for 22 years now and every time my uncle comes to visit he inquires if Adam still has it.

When Adam was 12 he did a science project on model rockets. Put them together, painted and decorated them and then we spent hours on the high school football field shooting them off and trying to gauge just how high they flew. After that he got this crazy idea, take apart the remote control car he had, cut a heavy piece of wood to go under the body, reattach the wheel base, drill a hole in the back end of the wood and insert a model rocket. Let me tell you, that thing practically flew down the street! But it worked! I have a video of it on a floppy disc somewhere, but no computer with a floppy drive. As soon as I can find one, I will happily share!

When Adam was 14 he had been saving up money to buy a car, so we helped him out and he got a 1967 Ford Mustang with no engine or trans. He did odd jobs for everyone in the neighborhood and picked up an old engine and rebuilt it. He then picked up an old used transmission, rebuilt it, but it didn’t work. He ended up trying three different transmissions, before getting the right one. The whole project took him 3 years. He’s had that car for 10 years now and has added more to his projects. One car he bought and had started rebuilding he ended up having to sell, because he had lost his job but someday, I can see him getting another one. Here are the pictures of his three cars. The Mustang and the 1960 Ford Starliner he still has, the 1929 Model A was the one he had to sell. And as soon as I find that video…

This blog post draft was started April 25th, 2012 at 4:16 p.m.

Don’t know where I was going with it, but I am proud of him. As to sharing the photos…Every time I go into ‘add media’ my computer freezes. Haha guess sharing my drafts are not meant to be. 🙂 

And on a final moment; My Uncle Willard passed away on June 2nd. 2016. He will be missed and yes, Adam still has his wrench.

See you next week and till then;

Hugs for a Happy Valentine’s day! And Happy birthday to my sister Joyce!

 

 

 

 

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