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.
Here it is Friday morning about 8am and the guys are just starting
The left side - down a floor or 2 since my last look
The middle region - grapple cleaning up on the right, hammer breaking the floor on the left
The Jackie's grapple
and Michael's hammer
Now its Saturday about 8am
Hammer and grapple at the ready
Now its about 10am - the worksite
Time for a plan
a small discussion
The right side
Hammer and Grapple - in deep discussion
and a bit of repair
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C. Frank Starmer