Clock Maker’s Time Off Jeremy Hobson
Adjusting to life away from the time business.
Commentary: Adjusting to life as a retired clock maker
February 5, 2004 from Day to Day
MADELEINE BRAND, host: And moving from music to time and its measurement, here's a little moment with a man whose job in a clock shop just didn't square with his personal constitution.(Soundbite of winding noise) THOMAS HODGSON: I only held the clock job for, oh, five or six years. I'm afraid my confession about the ultimate reason for wanting to retire is that I don't really care what time it is. I'd rather rely on an internal clock than a machine, though this is certainly a beautiful machine. (Soundbite of clock winding; ticking; ringing) BRAND: Retired clock keeper Thomas Hodgson. The piece was produced by Jeremy Hobson for WCAI and WNAN in Massachusetts. (Soundbite of music) BRAND: This is DAY TO DAY. I'm Madeleine Brand.