Ted T Posted December 13, 2016 Share Posted December 13, 2016 I just want to say "Hello" and give you my best wishes! I hit the wall of poor health a few years ago with Cancer, and Heart Failure at the same time. I have been unable to do much of anything, so I have stayed to myself, and become a Blacksmith wannabe! I just heard about my dear friend Junior Strassil, and now the challenge is for blacksmiths to exceed his talent and knowledge! He would enjoy watching people developing their talent and skills to surpass his level. Hint! - It will not be easy! But as you can see, my memories of the fine people I have met in here have never left my thoughts. So I encourage anyone to help keep this site Alive, Fun, Educational, Interesting, and Family Friendly, for the next person who "like me" who found family here. My very best to all of You! Now I am hoping to get a new valve placed in my heart if they will accept me. I am just waiting. Maybe I will have the energy to be active again. I had to give all of my shop away (mostly to my fine son), and to other hard working people who showed interest. I can tell you, It is exciting to watch my son surpass any and all of the skills I thought I ever had. And that is also my hope for anyone else who really wants the skill bad enough. I hammered for about 60 years (I was a County Blacksmith, plus had three different Blacksmith/welding shops over 60 years). But I never reached the skill level that can now be obtained with all of the schools, I Forge Iron, Books, and demonstrations that are available. I hope every person who my read this, that YOU WILL Surpass My very basic skill level. Thank You Glenn and Steve!! Time will tell - - Bless All of YOU! Ted Throckmorton Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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