Return of “Mr. Lincoln “

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In traditional rural Thailand, the man with an elephant is important in a village, because he owns the ‘Crane’, ‘ forklift ‘ , ‘excavator’ and if it comes down to it ‘ armored personnel carrier.’

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At our airport Corvair/Panther builder Paul Salter is that man because his tractor is the modern equivalent of the elephant. It does countless tasks, one of which is to remove my welder, aka “Mr. Lincoln ” from my hangar when free swimming lessons are in the forecast.

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Evacuated before Irma put two feet of water in my hangar, it had an extended stay at Paul’s dry hangar while I was away at Zeniths open house and CC #40. Good choice because a strong nor’easter nearly flooded my shop again.

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Paul’s ‘elephant’ brought the welder back yesterday. The brush pile behind it is a 75′ long wall of chopped up downed trees from the hurricane and storm. It will be put to the torch when the weather is cooler and friends and beer are available. In Florida there is little worry of starting a blaze, it is a very watery state.

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Wewjr

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