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What am I going to do in 2,009?

Posted by John Herrington on Thursday, January 1, 2009

Now that is some question. How the heck do I know what I'm going to do this year? Of course, I'm not talking about my personal calling to the ministry. I shall continue with the calling I felt almost 59 years ago...and do my best at it...that's exciting, enough in itself. 

What I'm really thinking about, however is related to my many hobbies. The things that can give me the arena where I can pull it all together one more time, when death and drama in the flock have worn me "plumb out.." Music and the building of rifles and banjos make up the walls of that arena.

If my health holds up, I want to develop my banjo skills and enjoy these wonderful instruments  to the fullest. This of course goes for my big J-40 Martin, also. New tunes, techniques and fun...Wow! I shall plumb the wisdom of the forums and hope to get to know as many of you as possible.

I want to build at least 5 gourd banjos...for sale, of course. I certainly don't have room to keep 'em all!  ;-)

I want to build three long rifles and a fine Hawken pistol. The orders are in my hands. One of those rifles will probably spill over into 2,010, but that's alright.

Well sir, you suppose that is ambitious enough? I welcome any of your comments, my fellow BHO people, and "friends."

Have a great New Year!

Old John on the Big Horn

3 comments on “What am I going to do in 2,009?”

kentr Says:
Thursday, January 1, 2009 @8:38:18 PM

One thing is for sure,

While you might not finish all those projects on time,

if you don't start them , none will get finished.

I've heard it called a "window of opportunity'

Banjo75 Says:
Thursday, January 1, 2009 @10:03:56 PM

Those all seem like endeavors worth pursueing.  I wish I had your woodworking skills.  I bet those banjos and rifles are all amazing pieces.  I say go for it.  Your health will hold.  My wife's father is still out walking and hiking at 75 just as much as he ever was.  The other day he got all upset when I helped him shovel the walk.  "I'm a tough New Englander," he says.  I guess that is it... keep doin' what your doin' otherwise you might not be able to do it much longer.

oly Says:
Thursday, January 29, 2009 @5:43:08 PM

It definetly looks like you'll be busy. There are a few pickers in the area, several are in Thermop. We will have to get togeather some time, it may be a month or so as I'm going to Alaska for a work project that is scheduled for 3 weeks.

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