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Father with son: Building together (part 2)

In the second of two posts about learning from my father, Derreck Parkes, I retell a piece of family folk-lore. What happens when the son tries to help the father? It’s a story of the challenges the over-optimistic face when underestimating the task at hand.

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Father with son: Building together (part 1)

In January 2020, my died at the ripe age of 93. In this two-part blog, I write about my vivid memories of helping him build the above garage in the 1960s. My dad built his brick-built garage, one small piece at a time…with a little help from his son…

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