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A Heartfelt Farewell

The Golden Gate Bridge Manager, Kary Witt, has announced his retirement and the Bridge District put together a very nice retrospective video of his tenure.

Kary assumed his current position not long after I hired on in 1999. I had the opportunity to work with him on a number of projects in my 15 year career there. No matter if it was late at night or early in the morning I could count on Kary to be professional, accessible and friendly. I think that we got along well together because we both share a certain “skewed” sense of humor.

Looking back, it was interesting for me to be able to watch Kary grow into his job as Bridge Manager. The challenges he faced and the solutions he came up with after 9/11 are a testament to his ability to assess, adapt and move forward. His tireless work on the Moveable Median System, the Suicide Barrier and the automatic Electronic Toll Collection System is indicative of his skills at managing tasks and working with others.

I hope that you enjoy your post-bridge life as much as I am enjoying mine. You are a hard act to follow, my friend.

 

 

The Final Stitch

Every football that has ever been passed from one NFL great to another has come out of small Ada, Ohio. For the past 48 years Aunt Jane has had a hand in every Super Bowl football since the tradition began. —The Final Stitch. How A Super Bowl Football Is Made

Join Jane Hesler as she sees her life’s work make history.

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The Conscientious Cooperator

A lot has happened since I posted this story about Desmond Doss back in 2012.

Mel Gibson has directed a movie—Hacksaw Ridge—about Mr. Doss and his experience as a Combat Medic in World War II. The film is nominated for six Academy Awards this year and in six days the Oscar telecast will reveal who received the prestigious awards.

Resilient

…Let’s close the year by celebrating people, places, and objects that endure.
—WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

This year will mark the 80th year that the Golden Gate Bridge has been open to the public. Thought by many to be “the bridge that could not be built”, it stands today as a monument to the imagination and determination of a group of engineers and tradesmen who worked

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

deja-foodI missed a deadline, but I have the goods.

DL Hammons had a Blogfest over the weekend where participants could select a post of theirs from 2016 and put it out for new readers to enjoy, or for older followers to read again.

I have selected a post from November titled, Nostalgia. Yes, I know, it ain’t what it used to be.

You can click here to hop over to DL’s Blog and read entries from the other folks who joined in.

My original post, Nostalgia, follows:

For this challenge, show us what nostalgia means to you — perhaps a moment or scene that makes you feel wistful, happy, sad, or somehow longing for the past…
—WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

This has been a year of loss and a time of remembrance. Two of my former co-workers—Glen and Joe—have passed on, and two of my friends—Hollis and Rhonda—are heavy on my mind.

Hollis died a year ago last March and was the inspiration for this photo. He was a friend-of-a-friend and one of those people who you meet and wonder, How have we missed crossing each other’s paths until now?

Hollis was two years older than me and had been fighting Stage 4 Prostate for 8 years when I was introduced to him in 2008.

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