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Tradesmen deserve our respect, thanks

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For most of my life, I’ve watched my dad labor away fixing other people’s cars — usually at a steep discount — outside our home. Each morning, he would rise early, go to work — first as a mechanic at a service station, then later with the city’s motor pool — then come home and work into the night on various projects.

He kept food on the table, clothes on our back and a roof above our heads. Sure, it wasn’t a mansion, but it was a home –— one that we never feared the bank would take away.

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