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A Tribute to Dad

| 7/9/2010 11:33:26 AM

A photo of Lori Dunn with pet squirrelsIt is official. My dad is out of the sawmilling business.

Wednesday, June 9th, the mill, and all the equipment that goes along with it, pulled out of the place it called home for 16 years!

I can say that I am both happy and sad.

Sawmill folded up  and ready to go

The sawmill

It has been a part of my family’s life for a long time, and although it hasn’t been his main source of income for a few years now, dad still sawed on occasion, either something he needed for himself, or some small amount of custom sawing for someone else.

7/13/2010 5:19:13 AM

Hi Cindy! I was thinking of you the other day! Every time someone mentions Michigan, you pop into my mind! Thanks for the compliments! I had a real hard time deciding which items to show in the blog. Dad has made so many things, people would be tired of looking at pictures if I put them all up!

Cindy Murphy
7/12/2010 8:41:49 PM

Lori! I've tried and tried but I just can't make up my mind which one of your Dad's pieces I like best. I love the chest with the flowers, the African animals, the cutting boards and utensils with vegetables on them, the oak leaves and acorn frame; I love oak trees! And oh, the bench with the farm scene is absolutely amazing. Everything is amazing! You've got one very talented Dad. Truly an artist. I'm sure his pieces will be treasured for generations and generations to come.

7/11/2010 9:20:49 AM

Hi Ashy! Mom called me after she read this, and she told me I made her cry too! It wasn't my intent to bring you all to tears, but she said they were good tears, so I guess it's OK! I am very blessed to have had both a Mother and Father in my life who have set wonderful examples for me! As Nebraska Dave mentioned in his comment, a lot of people aren't so fortunate to have both parents in their lives.

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