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Archive for November 24th, 2017

Originally published in The Seattle Times, November 24, 1963

By Matt Miletich

Bill Peacock, a colorful Hobart-Maple Valley old-timer, paused in his house-wrecking chores to tell how much he loves his life and work.

Bill Peacock, a colorful Hobart-Maple Valley old-timer, paused in his house-wrecking chores to tell how much he loves his life and work. (Times photo by Roy Scully.)

They must have thrown away the mold after they made Bill Peacock, one of Hobart’s oldest old-timers.

At 78, Peacock is a happy and hustlin’ eager beaver. “I consider myself a 78-year-old kid,” Peacock says.

Peacock, who began “adult” life at 13 butchering cattle, has been keeping busy recently wrecking an old house at 204 Minor Av. N. Wielding a sledge hammer, peavey, and crowbar, he gives all he’s got to tearing apart the old timbers.

Peacock acquired the house from a friend. Peacock is salvaging the lumber and materials and having them hauled to his seven-acre farm at Hobart, where he plans to erect some buildings.

Bill has batched on the acreage since the death in February of his wife, Rose. (more…)

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