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Playing Since: 2003
Experience Level: Novice
walhooey has made 3 recent additions to Banjo Hangout
Occupation: retired Railroad conductor
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Monday, September 03, 2007 @12:47:24 AM
I was a railroad switchman/conductor for about 35years. I was working a regular yard job in Roseville Ca. one morning when my engineer(known as a Hoghead) asked me if I wanted some firewood. He was cutting down a huge pecan tree in is yard. Being somewhat of a smartaleck I told him "sure give an 8 foot log and I'll build a banjo out of it. 5:30 the next morning I hear a thump out on my front lawn and walk outside to find an 8 foot log laying right in the middle of the lawn. I cussed a few time and figured I would get even at work. Shoved the log around the side of the house and left it. I got to work and found out that my engineer had gotten off of the job.
I didn't see him for a year and then one morning in he walks. First thing he asked was how the banjo was coming. I went home and started on number 1 from that log. I am working on number six now in addition to 2 guitars. What a wonderful hobby and I am even learning to play a little. Walhooey
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