“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
~ Kahlil Gibran
Lately, I have been highlighting some of the people who make our little town "special."
Since the sudden loss of one of our prominent citizens, I have taken more time to stop and photograph the people in our town, even when a rush.
I wish I had more time introducing Crisfield and its wonderful people to the world. One day I will set up professional web page. There is so much to photograph and so much to say.
Now, about Bill Buttrill. Bill is a Master Plumber who begin his apprenticeship in Baltimore, Maryland in 1976, getting his master's license in 1983.
Bill, and his wife, Joy, volunteer at events, giving back to the community in abundance.
On Saturday, I came home from shooting 3 assignments and found Bill working on our outdoor faucet (it was old and corroded and had been leaking for some time).
Though I had a deadline getting my photos to the newspaper, I took time to take several photos of Bill. I did not want the moment to slip away.
After Bill have completed the job, we got out checkbook out to pay. Bill would have none of it. He said it was his gift to us for the blog.
So here is Bill hard at work.
It was extremely hot on that day, and there was not much room to get to the well under the back porch. Bill not only replaced the faucet, he installed a shut-off valve to the house and another for the faucet.
Just look at how organized he is! A place for everything and everything its place.
Another view of the inside of his "Oh, so neat" work truck. Click to enlarge.
Bill and his helper.
Take that phone number down. You never know when this blog will entice you to move to Crisfield. You might need a plumber.
Bill bought a new work truck over a year ago, and what a truck it is! He is a true patriot, too. Oh, and living on the bay, we have high winds that rip flags to shreds in no time. Who do you think makes sure we have fresh flags flying at the entrance to the city? Yep. Bill replaces both the American and POW flags with his own money.
Thanks, Bill. You are a gem of man, and a A-1 plumber.
And here is Joy, working the strawberry booth at a festival.
“Making a contribution to others enhances the length of our own lives, our immune functions, our mental health and our spiritual well being.” ~ Douglas Lawson from his book Giving to Live
Thanks to both Joy and Bill for all their volunteer work!