Sunday, June 24, 2012


Fixing things that don't work anymore seems to be a major thing in life these days

John Cullum bravely takes apart what's no longer functioning, cleans, oils, figures out what makes it work, and installs new washers and screws. He even fixes wires or chains that are out of whack.

"Even if it takes hours, it's better than buying new fixtures," says Em, who complains about instruction books that take hours to comprehend.

Em, delights in "John the shoemaker" who more than once has repaired her favorite shoes, and expertly patches her worn ballet slippers.

The Cullums sigh. Fixing things -- no matter how much you do, there's always something else that's wearing out. Em says, "What's wearing out is you and me, John."

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