Balancing act: It's retirement time for the hardest-working man I know

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  • Larry Curtis
    Dec. 29, 2010 3:39 p.m.

    I don't usually praise our own staff for doing our job but this is a fine piece of writing, an important story and is universally applicable.

  • So. Cal Reader Escondido, CA
    Dec. 29, 2010 2:35 p.m.

    What a great, touching tribute to your Dad. What a leagacy of hard work he taught you and your family. We need more stories like this, because they're out there all around us. Thanks for sharing!

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Dec. 29, 2010 12:27 p.m.

    I know a few, and knew a lot of these guys. Some were kind, some curmudgeons, some funny. They all knew that they had to get up and go to work. Every day. They did it all; nothing was 'beneath' them, work always had intrinsic value, and they always did their best. A lot of them were farmers. Anyway, as an employer of people today I envy the kind of people employers of the past got to hire.

  • Ex-Pat of Zion Lititz, PA
    Dec. 29, 2010 9:07 a.m.

    Bud, you're a wonderful example. This is why you are a member of what has been called The Greatest Generation. I have had the privilege of knowing many of you.

    Legacies are the reward of building relationships ... and relationships are built slowly and maintained constantly. Perhaps most important of all, relationships are built one at a time

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    Dec. 29, 2010 8:29 a.m.

    This man grew up in a time when there was not a thought in most peoples mind that you did not work. And that deals were made with a handshake. A time I miss for I am just turning 71.

  • EJM Herriman, UT
    Dec. 29, 2010 8:28 a.m.

    Thank u for this tribute to your father! He is what we call back home a "man's man".