With the most recent story of Harold, the great planner, up on SERENDIPITY, it seems a good time to look at the first story. Be sure to hit “View original post” at the bottom to follow over to teepee12.com for the rest of this episode.
There were many stories about Harold, the great planner from the Midwest who retired to an orderly life in Florida. This was the first.
Everyone who knew Harold would agree; he was an orderly man. Everything about his well-ordered existence was, well, “orderly.” That would perhaps be the only word to describe it. He firmly believed in the adage, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” That did not just include things, but it also included time. Harold ran on a strict schedule and parceled out his time for maximum efficiency. He was dependable, likable and predictable.
Harold had been chief mechanical engineer at a plant that made small motors for big applications.
This work demanded designing a wide variety of parts for the many specialized applications. Harold was up to every task. He drew his special parts the old-fashioned way at his drafting table.
He kept copies…
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