The Dart: Man enjoys nation residing, functioning as a handyman
Published 8:46 am Monday, July 10, 2023
BROOKHAVEN — He threw a damaged down cardboard box in the back again of his white dodge pickup truck when he stopped and waved hello. Larry Rice was sustaining a rental house all through his lunch split on the corner of Jackson Street and Pine shut to wherever The Dart landed Friday.
Rice grew up in Lincoln County and however life out in the state in West Lincoln. He works in town doing servicing for the county at the courthouse, boys and girls club, wellbeing section and DHS structures.
In higher faculty, he played basketball at West Lincoln from 1973 to 1975. Rice mentioned he nevertheless enjoys basketball and is only able to shoot hoops and watch his grandson perform the game. He enjoys watching the NBA and college or university basketball in his spare time.
Just after substantial university, Rice went to the Job Corps where by he acquired how to become a brick mason. He said he worked in masonry for numerous many years but ultimately made the decision to do servicing work instead.
“I enjoy doing what I do. It is fulfilling to me and can help me do other points close to the residence. I have uncovered a large amount of stuff accomplishing just handyman do the job,” Rice stated. “It is usually a obstacle. There is normally some thing distinct that you have to correct or restore. I will retire carrying out this perform.”
He has 5 grandchildren and enjoys expending time with them. Rice claimed he doesn’t have numerous hobbies but he does gather knives, swords and daggers. He quipped he experimented with to acquire stamps but it did not last far too lengthy.
Rice claimed he has gathered some previous coins also but his most important selection is of knives with more than 100 different knives. “I check out to come across a single that is so distinctive from anything else,” Rice reported. “I picked up on it a single working day. We went to Disney earth and I bought a person and I began amassing them. That was 12 a long time back. I began amassing knives when I travel.”
He continue to life out in the place with his brothers and sisters close by. Chipmunks typically play in the yard as he watches from the porch, despite his finest efforts to get them to go away he joked. Birds singing, peace and peaceful are some of the benefits of place dwelling. Persons are great out there and they are fantastic in town way too, Rice mentioned.
“I have stayed here mainly because of the individuals. The bad individuals might get the headlines but the excellent people I meet every single working day. I love the people here, we have fantastic folks,” Rice explained. “I’m very a great deal staying right here right up until I die unless of course a little something drastic happens. It is a great region and a fantastic place to do the job, excellent area to raise a spouse and children. Out in the nation, my brothers and sisters are all around me but you still feel like you have your very own area. In the region you are by yourself and it is tranquil. I can sit on my again porch and sit below the shade and view lifetime go by. You want peace in this working day and time.”