Unbuilding the Grace and Pearman Bridges

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.

December 24, 2005: Merry Christmas from us to y'all

We are spending Christmas with Rachel, Trevor and grandson Max in Easton Pa. Today is Ellen's happy birthday and Christmas Eve - so I took her to dinner at the River Grill in downtown Easton. The food was wonderful and driving back we commented on the outside lighting of many of the homes on College Hill, where Rach and Trevor live. So camera in hand, I returned to these places and took a few photos to share with you. I want to thank all of you - all the unbuilders, both local and in Boston and Michigan as well as those of you who have added to our unbuilding story through email. This is a very special Christmas.

Looking over the Deleware River (not quite a big as the Cooper River but a special place tonight). Good night.

The beginning of Christmas morning - about 6:15 am

with color everywhere

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C. Frank Starmer