Friday, July 4, 2008

Leif - Model Builder

Leif was always a hands-on guy. He was extraordinarily bright, but he liked things and projects that made him use his mind to build or modify something. Leif was extremely bright, brilliant, in fact, but never liked academics. He liked the application of knowledge, and the discussion of ideas.

Starting when he was only about five years old, Leif wanted to build models, the plastic kind you put together to form an airplane (his favorite), ship, or other vehicle. This photo shows him working on a model.

As a young child, Leif often used his meager allowance money to buy a model and then was frustrated at the difficulty of putting it together so that it looked perfect in his eyes. He built many models over the years, but by middle school, he was more interested in building radio-controlled cars.

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