Sid Voorhees and Don Abel were LBM executives in the Pacific Northwest with something in common: their sons. Casey Voorhees and Bruce Abel were about the same age, and both were interested in their fathers' businesses, but both dads felt the kids could use some out-of-town seasoning. So they arranged to swap the boys for a year; Casey moved up to Juneau, Alaska, and Bruce came south to Eugene, Ore. Both did essentially the same work at the yard that the other would have done had he stayed home. And today, decades later, both regard that year as one of the most thrilling–and most informative–experiences they ever had.