Adam_Gibson

Chief's Kitchen Design Contest

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Guess I've had my head in the sand. Has anyone on Chief Talk entered? I just submitted one. There are quite a few cool kitchens there, as well as some duds, but more are definitely needed. It's on their facebook page. 

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My father was born in Fort Wayne in 1906 - 3rd generation Irish American - as his grandfather came to America during the great potato famine in Ireland.  Dad passed away about 20 years ago.  His father was the blacksmith and buggy maker in Fort Wayne and dad told some great stories about my grandfather (Joseph Patrick Carrick) and his shop.  Evidently he had an anvil mounted on a two foot dimaeter log about 2' tall.  Grand-dad would put both forearms under the ends of the anvil each morning and carry it out to the middle of the square in front of his barn.  I don't know exactly what it weighed but someplace around 350 lbs is what my dad said.  I always picture it as being very similar to the famous painting "The Village Blacksmith".

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