Ralph and I were both moderators at one time over on wood online, and over the years have extended a few emails back and forth. He is a super guy. He would never say this, but beyond being a wood moderator on a couple of sub-forums, he also runs a woodworking business, taught woodworking in school (prison if memory serves me right) and now takes care of his invalid wife.
The later is what's most impressive in my opinion.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"