shortly after i learned to walk, i would wake up in the mornings, and walk 4 miles one way to the nearest creek and cup water in my hands back to the shack to wash my face. obviously, this took several trips. once i got back, i needed to heat the water so i would put twigs in my hands and rub my hands together to get the fire started.
i remember mowing 3 acres of yard every morning with a straight razor before the hike to school. we lived on the side of a mountain too. i remember one year for christmas, i got a pair of scissors! oh, i thought it couldn't get any better. damn good times!
i had to turn the stone tablets into sharpening tablets for the new scissors!