Butch epitomized all that is Baltimore blue collar charm, jovial, friendly, and quick with a story, Butch could talk and work all day. He had plenty of stories about the glory days of Formstoning in the 50's and 60's. He always refered to the schemers and swindlers made famous by Barry Levinson's "Tinmen" as 'them', but readily admitted that they all had their schemes in the day. One of the most outrageous schemes he let me in on involved the salesman who sold a Formstone job finishing the sale and nailing a small piece of the metal sheathing used in preparation to the outside of the house. This meant that work had started, and that according to the contract the homeowner just signed, work could not be cancelled once started.
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