Viva the forestry internet revolution! ---was: Death of Chat!

Michael Hagen mhagen at
Mon Dec 8 12:00:36 EST 1997

Don Staples wrote:
> >
> > In article <348B1456.1E0D at>, Joseph Zorzin
> > <redoak at> writes:
> >
> > >Well, when I was a kid I spent a lot of time hanging out in the woods
> > >with my neighborhood buddies; with our bow and arrows and BB guns;
> > >building tree forts and the like and I remember thinking that when I
> > >grew up this joy would have to end as then I have to spend the rest of
> > >my life sufficating in an office or factory like most people; toiling
> > >all day. Luckily that didn't happen as I became a forester. <G>
> >
> > ditto
> >
> > Bob Miller
> Which goes back to another question/statement I made.  With the city
> kids coming in they are behind those old country boys that we were, I
> had wood skills by the time I was 10, working by 15, dead set on being
> in the logging/milling business by 18, burned out and in college by 19.
> My "professional" friends find it unbeleavable that I actually make a
> living doing what they have to pay big bucks for a couple of weeks a
> year.  But then, my idea of a vacation is a well air conditioned hotel,
> with a good bar and restaraunt, and access to something I haven't seen
> before.

> Dang.  You too?  My family and I live on this mountain with a great view of Canada, strait, a big canyon, the Olympic foothills, etc. We can't vacation anywhere as good as where we are, however, since we get lots of urban refugee visitors, we can't go anywhere anyway! 

I do require an occasional break in a Low Humidity area, though!

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