I was challenged last week by Big Brothers Big Sisters of SWLA to read a favorite childhood book. The book that instantly popped into my head was Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. The book is extremely old, but I have fond memories of my grandmother, aunt, and parents reading it to me.

The book is about a man who owns a steam shovel. In their earlier years, they were the best in the business. As time moves on, the steam shovel becomes obsolete. Mike and his steam shovel are forced out of town and show up to a small community that needs a cellar dug for a town hall. Mike makes the statement that they can do it in a single day, or it's free. Will they be able to do it? Guess you need to watch and find out!

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