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Bus Griffiths

Bus Griffiths (1913-2006) was raised in Vancouver and came
to live in Fanny Bay in 1944. He worked for decades in the logging
industry all over the Fraser Valley and BC Coast, primarily as a faller.

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Now You're Logging!

Now You're Logging!

edition:Paperback
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Patrick and the Backhoe

Patrick and the Backhoe

by Howard White
illustrated by Bus Griffiths
edition:Hardcover
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Excerpt

Patrick was left alone with the backhoe. It looked lonely putt-putting away all by itself with Grampa no where in sight. Patrick felt very sad. He decided he had to do something for his old friend, even if it meant going somewhere he wasn't supposed to. Slowly he climbed up onto the seat of the backhoe. He looked at all the handles and levers and buttonsf and knobs and tried to remember which one he saw Grampa using to turn the motor off. The middle lever he knew was to lower the arm. Beside it was the one that turned the bucket. Beside that was the one that lowered the feet. As he looked at each lever a little thrill rose up inside him, and one little thrill piled up on another little thrill until his sadness went away.

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