A gift from my father, given to me not long after Wanda and I moved into our current home; stored on the top shelf in my garage.
Loud. Powerful. Capable. A Craftsman. This circular saw has been especially useful over the years.
Of course, I haven’t given this tool -- nor the one he owned prior -- nearly the workout that my father did in the years before he bequeathed it to me. But from sawing the lumber I used to build Jonathan’s playset to installing laminate wood flooring in a bedroom to odd repair jobs and school projects, it’s been there for me whenever I needed it.
Just like he was.
Happy Father's Day, Big Guy.
Bob Campbell, an essayist and novelist, likes his bourbon neat. His debut novel, Motown Man, was published by Urban Farmhouse Press in November 2020.