the cold weather from making their feet
ache as they waited. When the cobbler
finally did arrive, three weeks late, he
asked him to make shoes for a wedding.
At Almanzo’s house, the cobbler got
had;tanned;the;previous;year.;After;din-ner, Almanzo got the biggest surprise
of the cobbler’s visit—Almanzo’s father
longer had to wear boyish moccasins.
fashioned from exactly the right kind of
in every direction, soles had to be cut,
and thread had to be waxed. Only then
could the cobbler begin sewing together
the boots. Every stitch required holes
go wading in them. I never sewed a seam
Life as an entrepreneur today is far
Security;taxes,;and;workers’;compensa-tion were far from the minds of the tin
out to build businesses for themselves.
They never had to deal with things such
as 401k’s and downsizing. Neverthe-less,;they;experienced;many;of;the;same
face today. Whether you haul your living
a trailer behind a Peterbilt, a mechanical problem or an accident can mean
the health and strength of their hands to
or arthritis could bring either way of life
to an end.
Why do modern-day entrepreneurs
to their children. Indeed, it is a legacy
products, friendship, and joyful hearts
with the Wilders, and those are things
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