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Milton Speed: Cuttin’ Up by Paul Picciotti I worked in the sawmill back in my younger days- back during the war, because there (was) a big de- mand for lumber. My cousin, first cousin owns the sawmill (that) I bought sometime in 1960. My pri- mary goal was to cut lumber to build me a home which I built. I cut lumber for my brothers, my niece, and nephews. We would go into the woods and cut the trees down. Milton Speed is an army vet- We had to build eran who has been in the Foxfire books before. He welcomed me with a warm heart to interview him again. When I was a kid, I used to go to his house, and he always offered us something. He owned a small sawmill down Warwoman Road. He still has a mill to- day, not for professional business, but for his personal needs at home. This interview was a great experience for me, because I knew a little about the mill, but this told me so much more. After the interview was over, he showed me some pictures of him in the war, as well as photos of his wife. He made me feel special and I appreciate that. 22