Friday, July 14, 2017

Flashback Friday - Old Machines

    I don’t know why, but I found these pictures of my grandpa, working on the roads, so fascinating. Back when these were taken – I’m guessing the early 1940s – these trucks and machinery were probably pretty cool. He-man stuff. Larger than life for a lot of people. It's a wonder the equipment we've used over the years.  

 I’m not the one who circled grandpa there in the middle. 
     With all of our modern-day technology, it’s hard for the younger generation to picture how their grandparents and great-grandparents survived such a life. 
     This is grandpa working on the well in front of their house. I don’t know what he’s doing, but whatever it was, he had to do it by hand and by himself. No specialist to call in. Seems he was also always wearing a hat. 
     I never met either of my grandpas. My dad's dad died shortly after they moved to America. And this one - my mom's dad - passed away three years before I was born. 
     This is rather a random picture, I realize, but it was in the same pile, so I thought I’d add it. Love those old cars! 

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