Indradumnya swami:  Yesterday, upon returning to Vrindavan, I visited 76 year old Gangadhar, Vrindavan's preeminent carpenter. His carpentry shop has been serving the residents of Vrindavan for over 50 years.

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Now retired, Gangadhar oversees his son's work.  

When I asked him what was the best piece he ever produced he smiled broadly and said, "I made wooden shoes for Srila Prabhupada in 1975!"  

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Then he proudly showed me one of the shoes that was later given to him as a gift by one of Srila Prabhupada's secretaries.

He looked at it fondly and said, "This is my most valuable possession."

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(Compiled by Mahavishnu Dasa)