Wandering Aimlessly

Beautify the County

by Phil Burkhouse

During the mid-‘60s I spent four summers working as a grunt for the PA Department of Forests and Waters, now known as DCNR.  One fellow laborer, whose name I will withhold but who went by Bill or Bogie, had a saying he would scream out from the forested hillsides as we were marking timber forest sales.  The forest sales were marked in blocks, and we usually worked in adjacent blocks.  I would, throughout the day, hear his loud voice proclaiming, “Beautify the forest!”

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