A Short Timer is anyone counting down the days to a significant date or event, such as retirement, military service, vacation, etc. My friend and I were talking and he had carved a short timer relief 40 years ago with a Nady White Hat and the boots and eyes showing, for a friend leaving the Navy. We got to talking and agreed any hat and shoe could be used. I mentioned using a baseball cap and the eyes showing though the back side. He sketched a picture of the idea and I carved it out of basswood. It is 3 inches wide by 5 inches long and 2 inches high. The eyes give a worried look about what may be in the future. I know when I retired there was some concern on making a large change.