Outside Henry Ford's birthplace

Posted by jdg | 12:16 AM

While I was taking this photo my mother was telling me a story about how one of my grandfather's cousins lived in Macon, Michigan and one day Henry Ford stopped over at their house, noticed a broken clock on the mantle and asked if he could fix it (Ford owned a few thousand acres of soybeans near Macon). A couple weeks later, Henry Ford returned with the repaired clock. This was well after he was already a billionaire or whatever. He told them he just liked to fix things.

With apologies to Paul Strand, Joel Meyerowitz, and Helen Levitt

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