90-year-old Colorado Man Still Cuts + Delivers Firewood
Nick Cracchiolo is a 90-year-old veteran from Colorado who still splits and delivers firewood. He's been doing it for over 40 years and has no plans of stopping.
Nick Cracchiolo served in the Army during the Korean War. He says what he does now 'ain't like being in the army, but you could get hurt.' Nick started his business, Nick's Firewood, about 43 years ago. According to KTVB, he started it up in the late 70s and by the 80s he had half a dozen trucks.
He has had to cut back since then because business slowed down. Now Nick runs the business by himself, out of the lot next to his house in Broomfield. At 90 years old, he cuts, splits, loads and delivers the wood by himself, according to KTVB.
Nick says the last thing he wants to do is sit in his house and watch TV. By running Nick's Firewood, he's outside all the time. According to KTVB, he's slowed down over the years but here's what he has to say about it:
I'm not worried about getting older, I'm already older.
He does make a point there. He smashed his finger and broke a toe in the past, but he's too much of a savage to stop. Nick has no plans of retiring and says he'll keep running Nick's Firewood as long as he can.
The next time you're dreading or complaining about having to vacuum, or scrape the snow off your car, just think about Nick -- a 90-year-old man who still splits and delivers his own firewood. Nick Cracchiolo is the definition of a savage.