Paul and Verna Luke built their house a few steps away from the boatyard. That way Paul could keep a close eye on the shop and attend to business while he was at home. Verna, who had a big role in running the business, could also prepare lunch for the workers. As the crew gathered for soup and sandwiches from 11:30 to 12:30, no one was allowed to talk about the boat or the boatyard. Paul Luke believed that the lunch hour was a time for the workers to get away from their work.