August 22, 2005: The Pearman Bridge and Meeting Street: Pio Monsini, Jack Foley and Michael Hebb
One of the more pleasant surprises of our learning experiment (these web
pages) is to actually observe the Internet flatten our geographic
world and bring folks together in new ways. In this
case, Michael Hebb, a Testa surgeon that operates a 345, Jack Foley, another
surgeon of another piece of large equipment, Michael's wife, Tina,
Jack's aunt , Donna (who lives in California),
and his sister, Maura (who lives in Massachusetts).
Several days ago (August 18) Maura and Donna sent me
email and wanted to know if I
had met Jack.
Two days ago,
while exploring progress on the Pearman bridge, I met Pio and someone. That
someone, I thought was Jack, but turned out to be his friend,
Michael Hebb (left). In any event,
Donna and Maura asked for me to say "hi" to
Jack if I found him? Today when I was exploring the progress on Meeting
St. I found Pio and asked if he knew where Jack was. Turns out that Jack
was standing next to him.
Here is the photo on the Pearman two days ago (left where
I mixed up Jackie and Michael) and
here they are today (right) at the Meeting St. site.
Today Tina Hebb told me her part of this story.
It seems that Tina and Michael's son downloads some of my photos and prints
Somewhere along the way, he figured out that I had confused his dad (Michael)
with his dad's friend (Jackie). So I needed to fix this and unconfuse
my photo essay of the bridge unbuilders.
All of you that are parents know that one of the more difficult tasks in
raising kids is to let them observe your mistakes and more important, observe
how you undo your mistakes. In this case, I thought my confusion (mistake)
made a nice story for our Bridge Unbuilders Stories - and maybe some of
you could see me try to wriggle my way out of this confusion. So one of
the lessons today is about the term wriggle. The third definition is
3. To worm one's way into or out of a situation; insinuate or
extricate oneself by sly or subtle means . Obviously I fail the
sly or subtle test - but the message is the same.
For the record, Michael wears solid black sun glasses and
Jackie wears mirrored glasses. So you
check out the above photos, examine the sun glasses and figure this puzzle out!
Today (Aug 23) Sparky got a photo of Jack - a problem with the sun - but
there is Jack!
Today (September 21) I finally found Jack again - and this time caught
both his smile and his reflective sun glasses.