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Pat Shingleton: "Honk honk..."

10 months ago Saturday, May 17, 2014 2:16:01 PM CDT May 17, 2014 Saturday, May 17 2014 May 17, 2014 in Pat Shingleton Column

Our grandfather, Bert Price, lived with us in the same house that his children were born. A retired "railroader" at US Steel, he chewed Mailpouch tobacco, gardened, and read two newspapers every day from front to back. He watched only two television shows: Lawrence Welk and Studio Wrestling. As noted previously, he never had a driver's license but would sit on the front steps watching the cars - waving at them when they honked. No matter what the season in Pennsylvania, he wore the same clothes: long johns, coveralls, flannel shirt with suspenders, boots, work gloves and his railroad hat. When the thunderstorms rolled in, he rolled "out"- to the back porch. We sat on the porch glider, not saying much, just gliding, listening and watching.

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