prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Broom making the old fashioned way.

Fiddlers and cloggers like clean floors. So they had a broom maker installed in the middle of the fiddle fest.

This really caught my eye. When I was 7 or 8 years old a man had a broom factory across the alley. I spent hours watching him comb the seeds out of broom corn and making brooms. It was a one man factory. I can remember his first name. It was Ward. It was fascinating watching him form a broom. He even had a label with "Pomona Broom Factory" printed on it.

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