(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Tom Edwards grew up in a family that's been cutting trees and hauling timber in the Pacific Northwest for more than a century. The Spanaway, Wash., resident says he has worked as a logger since he was a kid - it's just what an able-bodied youngster was expected to do.
Now, at 53, with business in a slump and little money in savings, he's pessimistic about his chances of retiring.
"It's never going to happen. By the time I reach retirement age, there won't be Social Security. There's not going to be any money," Edwards said. "I'll do like my father did: I'll work 'til I die."
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