[LMB] Birthday Tixie

Jean Lamb tlambs1138 at charter.net
Sat Aug 31 19:39:31 BST 2019

Caden Mathews, Happy 12th birthday! Your treat today is to work (mainly
being gofer) for Ikos Roda, bridge designer/builder and general big gadget
maker. This is way different than desgning things on a computer, and it's
really neat to see the handwritten weight tables and to help test newly
delivered materials to make sure they will meet the standards that your
temporary boss expects. There are frequent breaks for food and water, and
the stories the workmen tell are an education in themselves. And then you
get to ride in back of the contraption Roda made to rescue his mother (and
you get to hear how green the Learned Penric went when he rode in it). The
day ends with a big birthday feast.

Happy Birthday!!!

Jean Lamb
tlambs1138 at charter.net

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