Naps Are Good
It was an ordinary day in 1899 other than Tom Means had almost spent all his money drilling a dry hole looking for oil. He laid down to rest his eyes for a bit and fell asleep. It was a fitful sleep, but, he dreamed. When he woke, the only thing he could remember about his dream was the number seventy.
Tom went back to his dry hole to talk to Roy Elwood and Frank Wiseman about the depth of the hole. They told him they were at 69 feet. Tom kept thinking about the number seventy and finally asked them to dig one more foot which would deplete all his money. They dug to a depth of 70 feet and struck oil which was the beginning of the Kern River Oil Field. The field is still producing over one hundred years later.
The moral of the story is that naps are a good thing.
(The above story is ficticious other than the names of the participants and the fact that oil was struck in 1899.)
Hart Park, Kern County, California 2012
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