all these insights and related comments are valid. "Every generation blames the one before" and every parent tries to do better for theirs, than they experienced and after a couple of generations we wonder how they survived. Today the really hard work is a totally different type of STRESS: that of the brain or mind and the releases isn't just dreaming of what could be, but can change direction to addictions of some kind. Is it medicene that has created so much suffering or ill at ease? We never heard of issues/qualities like aspergers and the spectrum seems to be everywhere when we look close. We are obsessed with "labels" which seems to help a few understand/accept others/themselves.
OK I'll shut up now.
Have to go back to culling my stuff ready to move on to the next adventure/level.
I see a very different world here in the young people then working very hard and in dangerous environment's as these young men. I I do not feel this is good nor would I want to do this type of work in the dangerous coal dust, but considering the time and all it was sometimes all there was, it don't make it right but it still structured our Country as it grew! These were Men and Women that were "real" young Men and Women, even if working in a coal mine or building a steam locomotive or hammering steel in a ship yard or tilling a field for the Counties food, at least you'll not find a "Man Bun or a ear ring on anyone of them!! We are loosing our next generation of Men and to some degree the Women also! I Just see what I see every day in my retired life!
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times."
Fullsize image: https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/h...w_fullsize.jpgA 17 MVA hydroelectric generator being constructed at the Siemens Dynamowerk in Berlin, 1955.
A photo, Uncle Harold and three unknown military buddies? A wedding party? A house? A dog? Where is this old barn? That's Hoover Dam but...?
Occurs to me writing this, value of snapshots might be 100% only for who took it, degrading by generation quickly after that.
Simple notes make genealogy far easier.
...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...
Apprentice boatbuilders. Portsmouth Dockyards, late 1800s.
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Fullsize image: https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/h...w_fullsize.jpgFire Station No. 1, Springfield, Missouri (1956)
sitting around relaxing by the potbellied stove at the fire hall all they needed was a checker board.
Never try to tell me it can't be done
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