Talented Tuesday is a daily blogging prompt used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites. Got ancestors who had a special talent? Be it musical, comical, or any manner of skill, post at your genealogy blog through words and pictures. Here is my submission today:
My husband, Stan Harris, is so talented! He is a Maintenance Manager/Plant Engineer and can do anything mechanical, electrical, industrial. He can work on any machine and designs things too. He got this from his father, Billy Harris. Billy was a natural with machinery. He was uneducated in his field and yet was one of the best. He worked in the maintenance department of Draper Corp for most of his working life and could fix anything. He was the Dept Supervisor and he hired Stan. Stan worked at Draper Corp for 8 years under his father and he learned a lot. Stan continued to work in this field as he continued his education in Engineering. Stan's brother, Ronnie, seems to have this talent too. And Ronnie's son, Luke, definitely has the touch! Another Harris nephew, Evans, loves to work on vehicles and is good at it. Evans' brother, Aaron, may have that touch too. They all have this ability to tear down a machine, sit in it and learn by building it back. Same with construction. Now Evans and Aaron are very intelligent and did well in school and college. So they can do the school thing too. But all of them also learn by feel, touching it, tearing it down, almost by osmosis. They make mistakes but they learn from them. It just makes sense to them. It reminds me of my nephew, Lee, and his musical abilities. He just sat at the piano and did it. It made sense to him and it flows out of his fingertips. Those kind of miraculous, natural born, God given talents amaze me!
Stan also has a wide range of talents in contruction. My Dad taught his son-in-laws when we all built our first homes and the men did most of it themselves. Since then we have extensively remodeled two other homes. He has done everything from building a gazebo, to remodeling his shop from the studs. He can do plumbing, electrical, framing, welding, etc. What he can't do, he knows someone who can. He is so handy to have around the house, I don't know what I would do without his skills!
And his talents don't stop. He has written a book and has a second one in the works. He used to sing on our church's Praise and Worship Team. He is a good artist in several different mediums. He also loves to cook and grill and he is always coming up with new recipes.
He is a hard worker and very talented.
Stan recording his book.