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Marrying for love

If you hear by the grapevine that I have remarried, you can be sure it wasn’t for love. It was for the house. I married for love the first time, and since then, I have come to fully appreciate that we are all gifted differently. The husband’s skill set didn’t come with a tool set, and there’s no point buying one now. I fondly remember the day our long-ago neighbor called to see if he could borrow one of the husband’s “rusty tools.” “Mine just broke,” he said. “And you think we have one?” I asked in disbelief. “I think you probably do, and if you do, I’m pretty sure it’s rusty.” It’s an inherited trait, I have decided. Although my own father was no carpenter, his work room looked like a do-it-yourselfer’s dream: tools on peg board, shovels and rakes hung in descending order, poisons and sprays labeled with dates and mixing instructions. When I first saw the husband’s father’s work bench, it was a mish-mash of curious rocks, broken pieces of flower pots, tops of pressure cookers and handles off cooking pots, as well as an assortment of rusty tools with an ashtray at the end. The only thing my father-in-law knew how to use was the ashtray. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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