Monday, January 16, 2012

Consider The Hammer

My Hammer from Dad
There aren't many tools I know how to use, but the hammer is one of them. My dad gave me my very own tool box at a young age and one of the tools he gave me was the hammer. I still use it today, mostly to pound nails for hanging pictures.

 My dad loved woodworking and carpentry so it came as no surprise to me when I found this poem on a church bulletin he saved from 1947.  I think it was written by Rev. William Whiteman:



CONSIDER THE HAMMER


It keeps its head.
It keeps pounding away.
It doesn't fly off the handle.
It looks at the other side too.
It finds the point, then drives it home.
It makes mistakes, but starts all over.
It is the only knocker in the world that does any good.

2 comments:

Rebecca Mecomber said...

LOL! I enjoyed those old notes. Thanks for sharing.

Doug Kueffler said...

I am a hammer man. Since I was about 12 the hammer has been my main tool. It not only nails but it can pry, dig, and beat the heck out of a piece of wood when I need to burn off some frustration. Fifty years of frustration. And I still have that same 20-ounce, straight claw hammer that my Dad bought me when I was 12.

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