Archive for March, 2012

*Up-date on our Spring Class

June & Bill

Hi Carvers:

We hope that all of you are enjoying this fine weather. We certainly are. Due to the
Meager response received so far for the Spring Class Class, I will be proceeding with it as a “one-on-one” class; not, a group. I do appreciate the responses I have received.
This necessarily means that I will not be scheduling the weekly carve-ins until we see if we will be teaching the summer class or not. If we do the summer class, the first Carve-In would start the week following on July 25, 2012. All depends on the response we receive when that is announced.
My efforts must be in scale with the number that are benefiting and my time is precious to me, as your’s is to you.
Happy birding and carving, Bill & June Hamon
Bald Eagle #3

Bald Eagle #3


*Guiness on St. Patrick’s Day

*Guiness on St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by Bill on March 16, 2012

Can’t help sharing with you Kathy Lee Gifford’s Paddy Day’s Joke (heard this morning on TV):


A little old Irishman always stops at the Pub on his way home from working all day. His daily habit was to order three pints of Guinness from the bartender at the bar. He would then sip from each pint in rotation until all three were emptied. Then he would order a second set of three and follow suit; then go home.

The bartender observed this ritual for many times over awhile. One day, he suggested to the old Irishman, that he should just order one pint at a time and that he, the bartender, would notice when he required the refill, and have it there for him. This way, the Guiness would always be properly chilled.

The Irishman shared that he had two brothers living in two other countries. They had taken an oath to drink together, at this very hour each evening, always. The bartender understood the sentiment and was touched. And so, the tradition went on for a time, until one day the Irishman ordered only two pints instead of the perennial three pints.

The bartender took immediate notice of the changed protocol and approached the Irishman at the bar. He said, “I know your tradition and I’m certain that one of your brothers has passed away. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

The Irishman’s eyes twinkled as he grinned and answered; “Nay, me brothers are both still living; I’ve simply quit drinking”!

Happy birding and carving,  Bill

Bald Eagle #3

Bald Eagle #3

*The Miami Valley Woodcarver’s Ass’n Show

We’re off and running! The MVWA Show in Middletown, OH. “always” has an excellent Show and Carver’s Banquet. This year was no exception. The crowd-traffic was consistently brisk and many of our old carving friends were there. We were happy to sell a bird and plan to return next year; the Lord willing. We added a few prospective students to our sign-up list and that’s how we initially meet most of our future students.Our Spring Class

2012 Middletown Show

is pushed back about a month until April 21st. Normally, it would be the second Saturday of March. I’m tired of the weather literally “dumping” on us each year; so, I’m hedging my bets and starting later.  I’ve heard the word from the “Paint Dept.” that I’ll get over this lazy spell and carve more birds this year than I have recently. Can’t wait to see how that turns out.

I hope that all of you carver’s, old and new, have a great carving year. Keep safe.

Happy birding and carving,    Bill


Bald Eagle #3

Bald Eagle #3

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