prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. Retired oilfield. I am an old man. Will be 90 next July 20. I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets interesting. Interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, bluegrass, and civic events. 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.

The blogs are posted in the first column. The second column presents a condensed story of my life. And an archive of past posts. And links to blogs that I follow. The thumb nail pictures near the top of the second column are links to the most visited prune picker blogs. As determined by blogger software



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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