[gardeners] Re: Pulling stumps <was> bursitis relief

Bob Kirk (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 7 Apr 2000 00:38:45 -0500 (CDT)

> Old Jim brought out
> the pick-axe, and went to work.  Out came a bush, then another,
> but uh-oh, there went a major root of the crabapple, and then 
> another...... .. ..  and I could hear Jim moaning, "I think I'm 
> developing tennis elbow!" 
   I can believe it. Remember taking out a couple of elm stumps with a
hatchet, 3-pound hammer and splitting wedges, and worrying for two weeks
that I was developing breast cancer (which guys >do< occasionally get, so
don't all laugh too hard).
   Btw, pulling stumps etc. using any vehicle not equipped with a sturdy
brush cab - remember to wire an old blanket to the chain, cable or what-
ever so when it breaks loose (or just breaks) it slows down enough to
only smash the window instead of coming through it real fast.

> The neighbors all come over to try to persuade Jim to hire some
> help, but he won't hear of it for a minute. He tells them, "I eat like
> a horse, I sleep like a log, and I'm only 78, so what's the rush...?"
   Why do every time I read these posts of yours I get the hopeful feeling
I'm looking at someone's account of me ...mumble... years down the road?