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Christmas Tidings from The Essential Craftsman

Regular readers know that I admire The Essential Craftsman on YouTube more than any other channel on that woebegone website. This is an important non-housebuilding note about family from Scott at the site with a long coda of scenes from his own family life, a family life that I often wish I had. I’d say more but it’s dusty in here right now and I can’t see the keyboar…

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  • Phil in Englewood December 22, 2019, 2:48 PM

    Very nice… thanks for the post, Gerard. One small bright Christmas tree light in all the things I am thankful for is that I get to read American Digest every day. I feel like I have a family member, far away, with a different life, but part of my family for sharing said life. Merry Christmas, Gerard.

  • Jeff Brokaw December 22, 2019, 9:16 PM

    Phil types for me. Visiting this site has a feel to it, like seeing an old friend who has great taste in music and the arts, does not suffer fools gladly, and tells great stories.

    Merry Christmas Gerard and as always, thanks for everything you do. You spread grace and joy every day and that’s not nothin’.

  • Steve in Greensboro December 23, 2019, 12:53 AM

    Beautiful and true. Thanks, Gerard, for everything you do and Merry Christmas.

  • Larry Geiger December 23, 2019, 6:55 AM

    Of course we knew that he had a family like that. As he said, it’s a big part of what makes him who he is.

  • Terry December 23, 2019, 7:38 AM

    Thank you for everything Gerard, and Merry Christmas to you.

  • BlogDog December 23, 2019, 10:27 AM

    Being kin to Phil in Englewood allows me to say that more than a single member of the actual family feels like part of this vast and virtual family. We were cast out of Paradise with you but go on in the sureness of paradise in life. Merry Christmas one and all. Much love to you and for you as you move through this world.

  • brinster December 24, 2019, 10:39 AM

    Thinking back to when you died, I wondered what happened. Did he die in a car wreck? Did he just get so fed up that he said “screw this s***. I thought of Cathy Seip and her untimely demise. Can it be?
    Is Gerard gone? When you returned, it was as an old friend reconnecting. Glad I was, and I know I’m not the only one.
    My 70th year swiftly approaches, and I totally agree with Scott. We have a 15 month old grandson who is a total joy. He has a habit of making his poppy laugh. Love personified.
    Merry Christmas to you Gerard, and to everyone who is part of the American Digest family.
    Dominus vobiscum.