Sawdusted: Notes from a Post-Boom Mill

Sawdusted: Notes from a Post-Boom Mill

by Raymond Goodwin

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ISBN-13: 9780299235703
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 05/20/2010
Edition description: 1
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Raymond Goodwin went back to college after his stint in lumbering. As a manager of human resources at Central Michigan University, he now helps a new generation of young people find work.

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He was tall, gangly, and forever grinning one of those grins you give a double take because the first glance hasn’t told you whether the grinner is daft or dangerous. Our friend the Cat was not daft, but, not altogether purposely, he may have been dangerous. The Cat was six foot four and 210 rangy pounds, the wrong size for instability.
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Table of Contents

Museums
Authorization
A Shot of Whiskey
The Blanched One
Routine
Scruff Scuffle
Yuletide Blur
The Cat
The Stacker
The Innocent
Bob Tale
The Rookie
Stig
The Rug
Lightning
Outside the Fence
Belated Author’s Note
Come and Get It
Sharpening
The Foreman
The Tree Lover
Stoics
The Tattoo Man
The Rat
The Transient
First Mill
Grunts
Baseball
The Sawyer
Once More to the Mill

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milibrarian on LibraryThing 5 months ago
One of this year's Michigan Notable Books, Sawdusted builds upon the history of the lumber industry in Michigan. Old photos in a restaurant provide Goodwin with an an opportunity to reminisce on his experiences and relate them to Michigan's history. The people he knew could have been some of the same men memorialized on the burger-joint's walls. Whiskey Tim, Tattoo Man, Blue Old Man, and Big Tom are just a few of the interesting characters the reader meets. Goodwin is a great storyteller!