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32. ODD JOBS...AND THE INCOMPARABLE BEATRICE WOOD, PART 1

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These were golden times.  Left to myself, my days were my own.  I studied, relaxed, and took many walks.  I went up into the nearby hills to lie in the warm sun when it wasn't too hot.


ODD JOBS
Though my situation required very little income in order to live, I did need a minimum to get bare necessities as well as what little luxuries I might want.  And so, I took on various small odd jobs.  And they happened to be interesting.

My first job was just in the evenings...I sold and collected tickets as well as took care of the snack bar and anything else that needed doing at our local cinema, The Glasgow Playhouse.  That also allowed me to see movies for free.  The job left my days free to do my editing work and study.


Later on, I took on a job helping a local craftsman, Roy Patton, paint faux wood grain on metal garage doors as well as do detailed cabinet painting in enamel.  Roy was a local fixture and a superb, sought-after craftsman.

He had begun a career in the 1930s carving amazin…