A New Hero?
Issue: Issue 170
Posted Date: 3/27/2007
A New Hero?
"I want to thank you for making an impression on my son at the woodworking show in Saint Paul, Minnesota last week. My son is nine years old and is turning towards the woodshop with more interest. His two heroes are Roy Underhill and Norm, but since the woodworking show there is now a third. At the opening of the show, he heard a man making a comment about being old and, looking up, he saw the guy whose picture is on the e-mail we get every month. He proceeded to tell you that you do not look that old. You were flattered, told him how smart he was and gave him two collector's editions of the Woodworker's Journal. I am sure he will not forget the generosity. 'This important writer spoke to me and gave me two magazines!' he said to his classmates in school on Monday. With Daylight Savings Time, I now get an extra hour of watching my son practice mortise and tenon joints from boards out of the scrap box. It does not get any better than this." – David Hebert
Out of the mouths of babes, eh? Of course, we've always regarded Rob as our own personal hero, but it is nice to know that others are catching on. – Editor