few details worth mentioning many of which were left out of
former long-winded posts revolve around Davey's developing
companionship with other employees fortunate [or perhaps unfortunate]
enough to be clanging about in rail car repair.
The most significant was a truck shop welder named Dean. It seemed a match made in welder heaven.
After all, Dean and Davey shared an interest in carbonated alcoholic adult beverages, cigarettes maybe even the same brand, things mechanical, and were daily developing their respective skills with 7018 rods; Dean with a particular penchant for 3/16th 7018s, while Davey got along fine with 1/8th.