Friday, April 18, 2008

Owl release is Abe's day at dad's work

By David Horst

SEYMOUR – My dad is a retired operating engineer – crane operator in more common language – so when I got to go to work with him, it was quite an adventure.
This was well before the structured “Take Your Daughter or Son to Work Day” existed. I suspect now that it was more mom’s “Get Davie Out of My Hair Day.” Her job was taking care of the house and family so every day was a take-me-to-work day for her.
Going with dad to change oil on a Saturday meant a day of climbing on the gravel pile, pulling the levers on big crane and unpacking your sandwich in the work site shanty like the big guys. In short, it was the kind of day when good memories are built.
Abe Young had one of those days last weekend. His dad is Mike Young, a warden with the state Department of Natural Resources.