Joseph came to America as a young man, where he followed the family trade as a cabinetmaker. He had worked hard all of his life and was proud of his life’s work.
Retired for many years, Joseph now finished a special piece. This was the first piece he ever kept for himself.
Putting away his tools, Joseph was pleased with the results of his craftsmanship. The pine coffer was finished just in time; he was ready for his final journey.
Story by: McGuffy Ann Morris