Rob: That would be me. I'm so sorry you live where you do. Yes, many
places in this great country have changed to the point that a case of
beer won't get much done. But, and it is a big but, there are places
where we still live that way. I can buy anything in this area on a
handshake, get lots done for a case of beer or two and so forth.
I moved to MD eastern shore because of this. I want to live where a
mans word was as good as his credit card and friends and neighbors help
each other. I'll give two examples. When it was time to plant my
first two towers I needed tower and guy anchor holes dug. My neighbor
makes his living on a back hoe and I asked him to help. He dug 7 holes
for me in just a few minutes (he is good) darn near at dark and then
would not accept any payment, saying that is what neighbors are for. I
convinced him to allow me to make a donation to the kids college fund
for he would not take anything for his efforts.
Another story: A few weeks ago my next door neighbor "acquired" 6 45
foot utility poles that were being replaced a few miles up the road. He
is going to build a small bridge with them. The local utility brought
the poles on a trailer, laid them across the creek with the pole truck
and drove away with a wave.
Similar stories can be told many many times over in the past few
years. I accept the help and give it where I can. I'm a very happy
camper. I was born/raised in the upper midwest. I would bet any money
I can duplicate my experiences there today as well. And so it goes.
What say guys and gals?
73 bob de w9ge
Rob Atkinson wrote:
>By the way, someone wrote something about getting the job done for "a few
>cases of beer." I hate to deliver bad news, but _no one_ does
>_anything_ for a few of this or that anymore. People loose jobs, get
>sued, or put in jail now for doing a favor on the side for a few of this or
>that. A lot of hams seem to think it's still the 1950s.
>rob / k5uj
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