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Houlding Sr. passed on his work ethic

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The late Robert T. Houlding Sr., 1998 Senior Farmer, carried on the farming legacy of his father and grandfather and now his own descendants are still tilling the land their forebears held dear.

Aside from a farming patrimony, Bob Houlding Sr., who was born on Aug. 20, 1916, instilled work ethic and other values in his children that live on in this generation of Houldings.

“Not a day goes by that we don’t think about Pop and the example he set for our family,” said Todd Houlding, owner of Houlding Precision Firearms.

The logo of Todd and his wife Stephanie’s business — a bee with a bomb — pays tribute to his grandfather Bob Houlding Sr., who served as a mechanic in a bomb squadron during World War II in the Aleutian Islands. The bee that Houlding Precision Firearms uses is based on one from a patch on Bob Houlding Sr.’s bomber jacket...


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