he left a lasting impression with at least one student.
May we all be as blessed to be fondly remembered so many years after we are gone.
Mr. John Day was my shop teacher. the impression he left with me
was not to sniff the Resorcinol Glue as it had formaldehyde in it and
we would be dead before supper.
the other one was the long lathe gouge stuck in the ceiling over the
wood lathe where it caught a bad catch and flung it up there.
it was several years later that our paths crossed again and we were
just passing the time time and I mentioned the gouge stuck in the
ceiling over the lathe.
he laughed . . . . yeah, one of the students let the gouge get away
from him and tossed it upwards and it fell on the floor.
after the semester ended, he got a step ladder and drove the gouge
into the ceiling with a hammer - just to get our attention.
it got MY attention and has kept it forever.
Thank You Mr. Day for your patience, encouragement and sharing your skills.
the image of a turning gouge stuck in the ceiling is very hard to forget.