Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The plumber's son

Shelby, who's a plumber like his dad, spends his day running new water lines, fixing irrigation systems, and laying water pipes for farmers. And some Sunday mornings when most of us are taking it easy, Shelby often does more, like fix a broken water pipe for a mother who needs to give her newborn baby a bath before she leaves the house. Shelby does this with a grin on his face. Then, when he has a little free time, he takes time out to mow his neighbors' lawns.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Marvy's Gator

When some farmers retire they go out and buy a motorhome, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a motor-boat, but not Marvy. He gets himself a brand new John Deer Gator and drives it everywhere. Mornings he's downtown getting his morning coffee; later in the day he takes it for a drive in the country; and on Sunday he and his wife go off to church in it.

Monday, May 12, 2008

The bus driver

Leonard has been driving a bus for the Elkton school district for over 12 years; in fact, he has been driving longer than any other driver in town. This entitles him to drive the newest bus, have the best bus stall, and have first pick of the routes. Riding on the bus with Leonard, you can see why he drives. He just loves the students, and he can't hide it one bit. Every single one of them is number one in his book.