A phone call was made to Dusty tonight

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Blog entry by Karson posted 08-22-2013 01:52 AM 1700 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked by a couple of LumberJocks today if I’d heard from Dusty lately so I searched on the internet and I found an Obituary and I from July 2013 and I thought I might have missed the opportunity.

But I called his number and he answered the phone.

He’s still doing well and he said a couple of times “I’m a senior now!”, but he’s still working. he retired about 4 years ago from driving a bus in Minneapolis. But he picked up a job working for the federal government where he’s after white collar crime and the people who buy a place for $45,000 and then get it appraised for $500,000, borrow $450,000 on it and disappear. he lived in airports and hotels all over the country.

He bought a house in Arizona to live in while he was there and finally moved back to home. His home in Arizona is now his winter home. His father and mother are still alive but are both living in full time managed care facilities.

Dusty has completed all of the home work that he wanted to do and so he has sold all of his woodworking equipment to his brother.

He did complete 4 expert stained window classes and has built 4 Tiffany type chandeliers.

he says that he now works within a 100mi radius of his home instead of traveling.

It was a good call to renew some old friendships.

I sent him the address of the Stained glass memorial that I posted last night.

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He was glad to see the finished project posted in the winner home.

Any of his buddies that want to make contact send me a message and I send his phone#. After I check with him.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#1 posted 08-22-2013 03:59 AM

Thanks sooooo much for that update…I always wondered about him…I am glad he is okay.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 08-22-2013 05:05 AM

He can’t drop in here once in awhile?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 08-22-2013 09:25 AM

oh Karson—you are wonderful
Thank-you SO much for this update.

Dusty, if you check in …. so glad to hear that you are doing well and, wow, what a life adventure you have been living.
I so enjoyed our journey together here at LumberJocks! Best wishes for your retirement.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 08-22-2013 12:28 PM

Way to go Karson. Wish Dusty the best

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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