From a hobby to a blessing

By: 
LAURA VALENTI

Nearly 20 years ago when Jay Reynolds was still working for Kansas City Power and Light, living in Paola, Kansas, he went looking for a project to keep him busy after knee surgery. He never imagined he would discover a hobby that would influence people thousands of miles away.
“I bought an old Singer sewing machine at an auction,” he shared recently while standing in his workshop, located along the Laclede-County Dallas County line, a rock throw from the trout fishing mecca known as Bennett Spring. “I’ve always worked on machinery—old trucks, farm equipment, my kids’ cars but after my surgery I couldn’t do the heavy things anymore. I took that sewing machine apart on my work bench, all the way down to the individual screws. Then I put it back together and was amazed when it sewed. And with that, I was hooked.”

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