The #CleanWIP theme for March 24, 2021 is EDUCATE. [More info]

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Earl Chinnici ~
Dave and Lisa are so good to me. They made certain I had everything I needed and all they asked in return was for me to stay focused on finishing school. Truly, I did not fall too far behind. Besides their persuasion, I also attribute my persistence to the many long conversations I had with Mom over the years about the importance of a good education.
After school, I’d usually help out around the shop. Lisa taught me the business side of running an auto repair shop and Dave taught me to get my hands dirty. Once I proved myself, I formally asked for a job. It tickled Dave when I handed him a filled out application one evening after dinner. He said he had to okay it with the boss, although we both knew Lisa would be fine with the idea; she would choose shopping or crocheting over working in the shop any day.