Mentors and Vintage Oars

Mentors and Vintage Oars

This is a picture of my 55+ year-old wooden oars after I opened up our boat this past spring. They looked pretty beat up: chipped and peeled paint…cracks in the wood…and they were graying at the edges. Were they past their useful life? Would I need to replace them with a brand new pair? Before trashing them, consider this –> these oars have a rich history that you could never imagine by catching a glimpse of them lying on a dock or in the bottom of a boat. These oars have done their job quietly and well in rowboats, dinghies, motorboats and sailboats. The type of boat didn’t matter to my oars. They were always there when I really needed them. Doesn’t that sum up a good mentor, senior advisor, or board member? Versatile and at the ready when you need their capabilities. - See more at: http://9stucks.com/mentors-and-vintage-oars/