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Leland Report for Sunday, August 29, 2004
One Year Ago... Where Eagles Soar
 

Vol lll #149
Report # 1244
~ Photo# N03501
6:00 a.m. ~ 58º  ~ Cloudy; Wind: Variable @ 5 mph ~ Humidity: 84%
Sunrise is at 7:02 a.m. - Ave. Low is 54º - Record Low - 35º (TVC-19823)

1:00 p.m. ~ 62º ~ A taste of October; Wind: NW at 6 mph
Sunset is at 8:25 p.m. - Ave. High is 76º - Record High - 94º (TVC-1991)

Meet Nicholas Lederle, Nick of all trades and master of all.  At 13 years old, 6 foot 5 inches and 130 pounds, Nick designed and built his own underwater diving helmet. A former Air Force pilot during the Viet Nam War, Nick has done everything there is to design and build between the bottom of the lake to the top of the clouds.  When Nick takes a load of scrape from his shop in Leland to the junk yard, he generally returns home with more scrap then took.  What's amazing is what he does with some of that scrap iron.

I think it's important that you read the Record Eagle story about Nick and George Bennett.  It's a story about special people doing special things for special people.  You can log at www.generaldevicesandfittings.com  

The main picture is of Nick with his latest creation.  Find out more about Nick Lederle, you'll be glad you did.

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From Wayne S. Kahrs on 8/29/2004 
Is this the same Nick Lederle who use to operate a steam tractor in the Leland 4th of July Parade?Editor's note: One and the same.
From James Burnham on 8/29/2004 
A Happy Birthday to my two fabulous children who are 1 and 2 today and tomorrow respectively. Happy Birthday Meredith and Daniel! Love Mommy and Daddy! (BTW: Nick Lederle fixed our stroller axle when one of the wheels broke off. Thanks again, Nick!)
From Glassbottomboatbuilder on 8/29/2004 
Great story of how Nick custom made a tricycle for a young handicapped boy. Very inspirational - glad you all have him in Leland.
From The Mar on 8/29/2004 
Happy Birthdays Daniel and Meredith! Love Aunt Mary, Uncle Gary and Christopher!
From Jim in GR on 8/29/2004 
Gems everywhere today, bravo! Happy Birthdays to the li'l ones, the fun with frosting at that age.... Also great sunrise shot from yesterday, at first glance I thought it was from sunset Friday. I was blessed in being able to drink in that sunset from an Adirondack chair at Arcadia Bluffs while listening to the lone bagpiper playing Amazing Grace. The colors were very similar.
From Rebecca in TC on 8/29/2004 
What a wonderful and uplifting story! My Nana always tells me that angels walk the Earth and are all around us every day. What an affirmation! God bless you both, Mr.'s Lederle and Bennett. You truly are angels! (And very frosting-happy bdays to the kiddies!)
From St.Nick on 8/29/2004 
Dear Keith, Nice work on Nick's shop we love it and thank you for it. Only one thing was wrong and that is the war that Nick was in he was in VietNam not Korean he not that old ha ha ''''have a great week St.Nick, SusanaEditor's note: I stand corrected.
From St.Nick on 8/29/2004 
Dear Keith, Nice work on Nick's shop we love it and thank you for it. Only one thing was wrong and that is the war that Nick was in he was in VietNam not Korean he not that old ha ha ''''have a great week St.Nick, Susana
From St.Nick on 8/29/2004 
Dear Keith, Nice work on Nick's shop we love it and thank you for it. Only one thing was wrong and that is the war that Nick was in he was in VietNam not Korean he not that old ha ha ''''have a great week St.Nick, Susana
From St.Nick on 8/29/2004 
Dear Keith, Nice work on Nick's shop we love it and thank you for it. Only one thing was wrong and that is the war that Nick was in he was in VietNam not Korean he not that old ha ha ''''have a great week St.Nick, Susana
From Anna, London on 8/30/2004 
Happy Birthday to Meredith & Daniel from England. I wish you both, together with your parents and grandparents, a Happy Year and much fun!
From Tim in BC on 8/30/2004 
Thanks for the very interesting story about Nick and his new bike. All kids and espically those with special needs really need people who can help make their lives as normal as possible. This past weekend I had the opportunity to take a friends 6 year old daughter for a 20 minute canoe ride, she had never been in a boat before, and you would have thought she had won a million dollars. I know after seeing the smile on her, I was a million dollars richer and all it cost was 20 minutes of my time! Life is Good, thanks for the story. Tim
From Harry P on 8/30/2004 
Happy birthday to the kids. And thanks for highlighting Mr. Lederle and Mr. Bennett, Keith. These gentlemen are treasures of our country. Putting natural skills to work for those less fortunate occurs every day in many places, but rarely are their actions brought to our attention. These guys are better than a good sunrise, and like the sun, they are sure to give more of themselves many times again through out their lives. May we be blessed to have more like you, Nick and George.
From mpt on 8/30/2004 
The Ackermans are truly special parents and an inspiration to those with special needs children everywhere.
 
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