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W. C. McElroy….My Friend…A Late Tribute

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-12-2015

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Let me see, now….it was probably the early 1980, oh, say 1984 or 1985…somewhere close to that. I was terminal manager for a trucking company with a terminal in Carlsbad, NM. National Potash, a firm I had once worked for had closed down and a dear friend and excellent mechanic was suddenly unemployed. I hired him as soon as I could. Later on, he retired or left us, I don’t recall now which, but now he had some time on his hand. About that time my Sweetie had her eye on a bed room suite (about a 3000.00 affair) and I was trying to figure some way to reduce those cost. I remembered that my mechanic friend was also a good carpenter as he had helped me add on to my house before that. I asked if he could design and build me a headboard for my bed. One that had storage on either side of the bed with drawers and storage cabinets. We designed it to Sweetie’s specification using mahagony for less that 1000, including Mr. Mac’s pay….A big sucker and I did not fully know how big until we had to move it. Mr. W. C. (Mr. Mac) McElroy did an excellent job. The sides are free standing and the back is a removable top and shelves. The side drawers and cabinets are about 21 inches wide with two 18 inch dawers on either side… While Mr. Mac was putting it together over at our house in Carlsbad and was putting in the last screw on the back side, I asked him to sign and date his creation…He laughed about it, but he signed it…I’m so glad he did. You know I love that thing while I am using it and sleeping in it and hate the darn thing when I have to move it. Hopefully the moving days are over. But Mr. Mac did a wonderful job and I am forever grateful. My good nights sleeps are in part thanks to my friend…Rest in peace, Mr. Mac…

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