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My friend Fred in all his Blacksmithing Glory
You know your are a blacksmith when . . . .
your boogers are black
your shirt is full of holes
you're hearing impaired
you shave less than twice a week
it's no big deal when you catch on fire
you don't know your shop dog's real color
your grandfather wasn't a blacksmith
you never charge enough for your work
you stand around a fire when it's 100 degrees in the shade
the dog in the scrap yard doesn't attack you
one of your arms is bigger than the other
it rains coal dust when you scratch your head
"horseshoeing" means scaring them away
your idea of a family vacation includes a tool sale
you're happy to get coal for Christmas
A fire burns within us all.