I sometimes take for granted and forget, that those "skills" I grew up learning from my parents, my Grandparents aren't just common knowledge to everyone. I learned at a young age how to skin a Racoon, squirrel, deer and keep my knives, saws and axes sharp in the process. Cleaning fish and how to dress a chicken for the dinner table. Not everyone has smoked a pig or canned vegetables, fruits or even meats and put them on the shelves of Grandma's root cellar. We plowed gardens in the spring, cut firewood in the fall and worked on our own equipment out of necessity and not just for fun. I've helped dig wells as well as hand dug graves, cut timbers for buildings and white washed fences. This thread has no real purpose....I just have a birthday coming up next month and i'm feeling my age and just waxing nostalgic. The picture is my Dad and Uncle Ralph after a successful morning running the trot lines on Bull Shoals Lake. Yep, i'm from Ozark Co Mo Hillbilly stock and proud of it.