For Sparky and myself, curiosity drives passion which in turn fuels our life's engine. Our passion was capturing the story of both unbuilding the Grace (1929 - 2007) and Pearman (1966 - 2007) Bridges and discovering the unbuilders. It takes a lot of passion to track a project from July 2005 until April 2007 - rain, shine, hurricanes or moving to Singapore. We discovered the joy of discovery learning. Ken Canty opened the front door for us - then Steve Testa, Ponch Billingsley and Mickey Rogers opened many side doors. Below are the highlights of what we discovered, who we met and what we learned.
And a reminder from T.S. Eliot (East Coker from the Four Quartets)
Home is where one starts from. As we grow older The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated Of dead and living. Not the intense moment Isolated, with no before and after, But a lifetime burning in every moment And not the lifetime of one man only But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.
Roy was deeply engaged in serious cleaning up. Moving Grace roadway segments from A
and placing them in B
and as always - a view of jaws. After stringing together several photos - here is an video of Roy operating (8 Mb mpg)
Leon was loading
and Delmos was hauling the asphalt pavement at this end of the Recycling Center
Making it look pretty easy (but its not)
Leon sent a message to Pete - Corey's son and consequently Leon's grandson.
The sun is going down
and here is Corey's dad and Pete's grandpa
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C. Frank Starmer