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Sharing Memories Of Forty Seven Years At The Wheel
By Cookie Steponaitis
Some people are born to their job and in the case of Clarence ‘Shorty’ Short that may well be the truth. Shorty was raised on a farm in Cornwall, Vermont and lived with the simple reality if it moved and was mechanical you learned to drive it. While it was tradition that people started with equipment earlier in life back in the day, in Shorty’s case he was not much past four when his first encounter happened. “I grew up on Delong Road in Cornwall and the neighbors the Bombards were out loading hay. I couldn’t have been much higher than his knee, but Mr. Bombard picked me up and set me in the seat of their Ford tractor and told me to keep my hands on the wheel and just go straight.” It was an adventure for a young boy and looking back almost half a century the hinting of a career to come.
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Meet Little Chef Carter Fitzsimmons
By Cookie Steponaitis
There is something magical about being a child with an innate curiosity about the world and the attitude that anything is possible. Children explore with a delight and abandonment that adults remember fondly before reason and practicality took hold. Yet once in a while in those carefree days of childhood a passion is ignited that will carry throughout a lifetime. Such is the case of the Little Chef, Carter Fitzsimmons. Carter is already an accomplished chef at the age of six and began cooking with his mom at the age of three. He has a uniform, a regimen in the kitchen and a family of adoring taste testers to eat his wonderful creations.  [ more ]

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