Thursday, May 25, 2017

Handworks is Done, What a Wonderful LIfe/Wife

Another Handworks is history. How was it? The weather was in pretty crappy, however the enthusiasm of the attendees was not dampened by the rainy raw weather. The people endured and as a result it was yet again another great hand tool woodworking event.

Julie and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary at the inaugural Handworks 4 years ago and that speaks volumes about our relationship. Today we celebrate 44 years. We have spent our anniversary at soccer tournaments, graduations and yes woodworking events, and that is why it has worked so well. We've supported each other in every endeavor even if it meant sacrifice. Given that I've had multiple careers it has required a bit more resilience and understanding from her. But that's pretty much the way we've approached our married life, head on and together. One of us has never been dragged along. We've approached everything as a willing, participating part of the 2 person team. It might go without saying that I would marry her again today, but heck at 44 years it might be just the thing to say.

Only time will tell if there will be another Handworks 2 years from now. I'm hoping so and maybe the cold and sore muscles of the Abraham brothers will slowly quit remembering the conditions in the barn this past Friday and will once again decide to have another go at creating what is possibly the best Hand Tool Woodworking event in the world.


"I would marry her again today and wouldn't even have to think about it",
                                                                                                      Ron Brese


  1. Good to see you again Ron and glad to have a chance to catch up. You are a lucky man. My son is rocking the T-shirt - take care.


  2. It was great to see both of you wonderful folks looking so well.

  3. Every event that is full of enthusiasm from fellow passionate hobbyists is always a fruitful event regardless of how harsh the weather condition could be outside. This is the reason why having a shed with an ample amount of space is important to serve as storage and to shelter people.