Posted 09-16-2002 at 13:17:53
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When we was using them things Papa called it a rock wedge.
In slate and shale rock country you could break out flat rock for foundations and walkways. and put the rock around and thru cattle gates so it did'nt turn into a bog in wet weather.
Like you said one feller would hold it and one would hit it, and one would stack rock, then we'd rotate.
After I got up about 12-14 yrs old no matter how we rotated the work out I still ended up either stacking or swinging.
The good part about that was that by the time I was 15 I could whup all them cousins one at a time or if they tag teamed me.
Come to think of it there's one of them cousins still left living and I think I'll go call him out. We're gonna have a walking stick duel this evening after I finish my nap if he feels like it. I'll even take a extra hearing aid battery to be sure he knows why he's gettin the beating.