Holiday Story

Pumpkin Carving

Posted about Larry Edward Orcutt by Doug Orcutt on Oct 23, 2014 | 1 comment

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin carving was a family event when I was growing up. We would all help spread out the newspaper on the table and take turns scooping out the “guts”. Then someone would volunteer to sketch on the design with a black sharpie. Cutting the design out was always the moment of most unrest. It wasn’t because we weren’t adept with knives.  We weren’t adept with dull knives. For some reason we never seemed to have a...

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Dad’s Toy Trucks

Posted about Larry Edward Orcutt by Doug Orcutt on Jul 29, 2013 | 1 comment

Dad’s Toy Trucks

My dad loved toys especially trucks. He loved to collect miniature die casts, Hess Trucks and even create his own wooden ones. The homemade ones are my favorite. When my brother and I were young my dad would make each of us our own original wooden toys. These weren’t simple designs cut from pine. They were crafted from hardwoods and had real moving parts. There was a tow truck, an army tank, dump truck, boat, helicopter and even a flatbed...

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