Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pumping Iron

Blacksmith Shop Behind Custom House, Saint Joh...Image via Wikipedia  My grandfather was sent by his parents from Denmark at the age of 14 to live with his Aunt and Uncle here in the USA.

    My grandfather worked in a blacksmith shop, and he used to tell me how he had strengthen himself so he could stand the rigors of blacksmiths.

   He said he would stand outside the house and with a five-pound potato sack in each hand, extend his arms straight out to his sides. He would hold them there as long as he could. He did this religiously for three weeks.

   After a while he tried ten pound potato sacks , then fifty-pound potato sacks, and finally he got to where he could lift a one-hundred pound potato sack in each hand and hold his arms straight out for a full minute!

   He never missed a day and performed this exercise in the coldest and hottest weather. He was determined to be the best blacksmith in the country.
ORMSKIRK, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13:  Potatoes wait...Image by Getty Images via @daylife

   Eventually, he started putting potatoes in the sacks.   Have a good Day!!!

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