This post appeared on a 'Murrican scroll saw thread. I'm sure most of us will have experienced something similar and my heart went out to the writer. Incidentally, the America's Pride Clock looks like this when it's assembled:
Some of you may remember this, but the first clock I cut out was the American Pride. I had it setting on my work bench ready to put together. I was to go on a camping/fishing trip with my nieghbor and his family (I have the boat). When we go camping I take the scrap barrel fronm the shop to use for kindling and firewood. When the camper was nearly loaded I sent the airhead daughter (17 year old know it all). When she picked up the barrel she decided there was not enough "scraps" in it so she grab this pile off the worktable ("It looked just like what was in the barrel") and I didn't check it. So off we go. Get to the lake, quickly set up camp and headed out to catch the big ones. We got back about two hours later and she and her mother had already started a fire and I could see the Clock I had spent so much time on burning brightly. They have not had to much to say to me since then. Don't know why??? The daughter even hides when she sees me. And I just haven't felt like starting another.