My 1960s trusty rusty metal shovel with wooden handle is still going strong...so is my 1960s S&W 49 snubbie. Neither are the latest and greatest design or technology, but I've practiced with both enough to know my abilities with them both. Thanks for sharing the parable. Good reading and food for thought. A little over a year ago my wife was pregnant and due the end of December, 17 degrees outside, and the day our son was born the ground was covered with snow. I got the wake up at 3:00 am in the morning and it was time to go...6 weeks early. The story was very familiar.