Sad Story About Uncle Henry's work boot!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 03-26-2020 05:30 PM 510 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This goes back many years when Uncle Henry was a little boy on the farm.

While doing his farm chores he was accidentally kicked by a young calf while he was giving it some milk. Being a tough little farm boy he took the kick in stride never telling his parents of the mishap. But time preserved this incident and his ankle expressed the injury. So he hobbled throughout his life and his boots reflected that fateful day.

This basswood boot is a recreation of Uncle Henry’s boot. Despite his injury, Uncle Henry remained tough till his dying days and I am proud to share this story with you.

Moral of the story: Never throw away a piece of rotten wood!

The Bootman
(Must go and dry my tears!)

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#1 posted 03-27-2020 04:52 PM

Such a great story, nice and best wishes for way up here..

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 03-29-2020 10:38 PM

Uncle Henry must have been a tough bloke and his boots even tougher out lasting him. Nice boot Roman.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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