View Full Version : Yet another Martin Shupe sighting! (pic)

Bill Grumbine
08-02-2005, 10:05 AM
Greetings all

Yesterday the Grumbine family (what is left of it, with daughters growing and going) had the pleasure of entertaining the Shupe family during their trip across the eastern part of North America in their quest to see every historical site between here and TX. :D

Martin had called me a few days ago and said that they would like to stop by and visit for "an hour or so". I told him that would not do, and we coerced them into staying for dinner. That turned into an evening, and we got them to pitch their tent in the yard. Upon their arrival, our youngest daughter Emily immediately escorted the Shupe children to the swimming pool, and the older folks retired to the shop where the AC was running.

After dinner, we all ended up in the shop, where despite the AC, it was still fairly warm. Martin had asked if I would show his son Ethan how to turn a top. I did one for demo, which went to Abby, and then Ethan got on the lathe. All I can say is that Martin had better start spending more time on the lathe, or when he gets home from his flights, Ethan is going to say, "Here Dad, let me show you how it's done". Ethan did a great job on turning a top. Now his challenge is to learn how to spin it upside down.

<img src="http://www.enter.net/~ultradad/martinandethan.jpg">

Left to right, Martin, Ethan, and YT, who has the highest forehead of all. It goes 3/4 of the way around to the back of my neck! After we got the top done, the ladies went off to their respective beds, the kids stuck a movie in the DVD player, and Martin and I floated around in the pool solving all the problems of the world. It was a great time, and we were sorry to see them go, but he has all of eastern PA on the schedule for today.

We also met Dixie the dog, who is one energetic pup.

Andy, thanks for the firewood. I will see what comes out of it as soon as possible, and Jim, thanks for cutting it and sending along the big half. I don't suppose Martin told you were we were going to cut it here and then I was going to plant a pen blank on him to give to you first as your fair share. ;)

Oh yeah, one other thing. Martin has truly gone over to the Neanderthal side. He is using a rock to pound his tent pegs in, and I don't know that one can get more Neander than that! I did not think it would be a good idea to tell him that he could lash a stick onto it and have a genuine hammer. Never criticize a man with a rock in his hand.


Donnie Raines
08-02-2005, 11:06 AM
Martin is a man on the move....thats for sure!

Dennis Peacock
08-02-2005, 1:30 PM
Congrats Bill.....Martin sure gets around.....now.....just point him in my direction. Shoot, there's an airport in Arkysaw!!! :p :D

Aaron Koehl
08-02-2005, 2:31 PM
We need to get that man a SawmillCreek hat! ;)

Jim Becker
08-02-2005, 3:30 PM
We need to get that man a SawmillCreek hat!

Yea, had I thought of it, I could have slipped him my "spare" which I have right here in my office. :rolleyes:

Bill, I'm glad I got to the "firewood" first...I haven't turned a pen in a very long time!! (despite your excellent instruction a "few" years ago...) But I do have plans for couple nice end-grain vessels from my 40% of the "firewood"... ;)

Chris Padilla
08-02-2005, 4:17 PM
New avatar time!!! :D :D I took a page from Mr. Becker's recent enhancements to his avatar but gave you the old stand-by as well!

BTW, Mr. Becker, I notice you refuse to spell "avatar" with all As! C'mon...make the adjustment...even the dictionary spells it this way! hahahahahaha :D :D

Jim Becker
08-02-2005, 4:23 PM
Good idea, Chris...Bill's avatar (you would think the spelling would come naturally given how my employer's name is spelled...;) ) could use an update. That said, it needs to be brighter, crisper (after all, this is Bill) and the background blurred...like this:

Chris Padilla
08-02-2005, 4:33 PM
grumble, grumble..."outshined" again by the PhotoSHOP cop!! ;)

Martin Shupe
08-14-2005, 4:01 AM
We need to get that man a SawmillCreek hat! ;)

Well, I actually have one from the very first batch, but it was in my closet, at home. I usually only wear a hat when mowing the lawn.

However, with my rapidly rising hairline, perhaps I should reconsider.