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March 10, 2015

Berardo had so obviously been a great inspiration to Davey, who watched with amazement as the great man dusted off significant projects with the greatest of ease.
But that sinking feeling and of course the bubble-popping realizations uttered by Kowalski pointed to a not-so-bright future as a welder for the vast majority of us.
Even with a burning desire pun intended could the average Joe last 40 years in the trade like Berardo had?

Not likely.
And still, arc welding's ultimate dark side beckoned through the facade: Berardo's eyes appeared like footballs, enlarged behind what seemed like quarter-inch thick glasses.