My ladder guys


The story here is the guy on the right. He’s 91. And a bit stubborn.

And he was up there pruning the tree. With a hand saw. [You go, Dad!]

BTW, this fellow never went to the gym. He did lots of hand work in the garden—still does—and walked. Sometimes just took off across country, like north of Seney, where there still aren’t many roads.


  1. tom says:

    The Ladder Lads!
    No, The Laddest Lads!

  2. Sammy says:

    Laddy, now, hard to call The Botanist a lad. Especially from my unique position as The Botanist’s daughter…but I like the alliteration!

  3. tom says:

    Any lad in his 90s who can wield a saw 12 ft up a ladder is definitely in touch with his inner lad. It’s all a state of mind…