Thursday, July 12, 2018

Family History

My great grandfather was a tunnel builder.  His specialty was working in soft or wet ground like under a river or lake bed.  They lived in Chicago for several years, he built a couple of water inlet tunnels under Lake Michigan.  Near the bottom of this image, is one of the inlets for one of the water tunnels he built. Tangible evidence of his life’s work.  I love the work I have done, but 100 years from now no one will fly over and say, David did that.  At times I wonder if I should have become a brick layer or stone mason.


8 comments:

  1. Your right! An interesting post.

    With my job, I love when people enjoy the displays or take picture of them. Makes me feel good they are liking them. But once Im gone, they won't be their permanently either. Except in pictures or Instagram.

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  2. your g-grandfather worked in a dangerous profession back in the day. no safrty precautions like now. and that photo is an interesting one of chi-town.

    I ain't leaving anything of value behind once I'm gone.

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    1. You'll be leaving a wonderfully fierce and raunchy memory, Carebear.

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  3. I doubt anyone will be talking about me 100 years from now.

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    1. I gotcha beat, Mitchell! Nobody's talking about me presently, heh. I'll talk about you 100 years from now. I'll be 162 but I'm sure I'll be lucid :)

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  4. Intangibles can be just as important, David. My father died 31 years ago, and people still speak fondly of him. He was a mailman, before they were called letter carriers. Everyone loved him except maybe my mother who was jealous of his likeability I suppose.

    I think that you have left your mark, with a few more things leftover to lift your leg over. I should've quit when I was ahead :)

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  5. That's an adorable photo

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