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    Quote Originally Posted by ukantor View Post
    I want to know how I can order one of these Tom Dougan ukuleles.

    John Colter.
    I had a look on Facebook John..Found four Tom Dougan's..non looked like apprentice material.
    http://ukulele-innovation.tripod.com ebay i/d squarepeg_3000 Email timmsken@hotmail.com

    If you can believe that moving images and sound, can fly through empty space across the universe and be seen and heard on a box in your living room ?.. then you can believe in anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuck View Post
    How long would it be after my demise? After I had trained struggled and advised some young keen lad named (Tom Dougan) ( name I picked from the air)
    to build ukuleles that look just the same as mine with the same design, but not built by me...and I want my name to be still on the on the label ?.... Not long I think!.. the Tom Dougan ukulele Co would be born and I wouldn't care cos I'd be dead
    As we’re now talking more generally about succession and individual contributions ... many years ago I heard the following and was shocked to discover it to be sooo true:

    The Indispensable Man

    (by Saxon White Kessinger)

    Sometime when you're feeling important;
    Sometime when your ego 's in bloom;
    Sometime when you take it for granted,
    You're the best qualified in the room:
    Sometime when you feel that your going,
    Would leave an unfillable hole,
    Just follow these simple instructions,
    And see how they humble your soul.

    Take a bucket and fill it with water,
    Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
    Pull it out and the hole that's remaining,
    Is a measure of how much you'll be missed.
    You can splash all you wish when you enter,
    You may stir up the water galore,
    But stop, and you'll find that in no time,
    It looks quite the same as before.

    The moral of this quaint example,
    Is to do just the best that you can,
    Be proud of yourself but remember,
    There's no indispensable man.
    Last edited by Graham Greenbag; 09-12-2019 at 01:01 AM.

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