My Dad

Mom & Dad

          He was a carpenter; I'm extremely proud to say, a master cabinet designer and builder besides in home  construction;  it wasn't at all out of the ordinary to see him spend literally hours smoothing and fitting a door for a cabinet and you knew when he was satisfied because he would close his eyes and gently run his hand over the piece and if he frowned and threw the sanding block, you knew he'd found just the smallest imperfection;  but if his face turned to a smile, then turned to a big grin, he popped his eyes open, smacked his lips with the single word "smooooooooth" - you knew he'd reached perfection!