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  • Lessons passed down to me by my father; Herbert Huston Adams, and my grandfather; Levi James Murphy:

    From my grandfather:

    1. "Work hard."

    2. "Play as hard as you work."

    3. "Make love as if your life depends on it........because it does."

    From my father:

    "Don't force it, get a bigger hammer."

    Now I am older, and I feel the same as they. Here giving lessons, for what they may be worth, to my grandson Robert.
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