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’62 – son of a shoemaker, becomes a shoemaker

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My Dad was my HERO.

Because I wanted to be like him, I also became a construction engineer.

I know my Dad was proud of his ‘shoemaker son’, but he unfortunately died a few months after I got into the biz.

Not only did he inspire me to do the job I loved, but he instilled the LOVE of travel; and for both, I will be forever grateful.

I honestly don’t know if there is an ‘after-life’, but I know if he and I can ‘hook-up’, we’ll first talk of family, and then do a whole lotta ‘shop-talk’, and then we’ll talk travel.


Photo: My Dad is on the Left. This  was from the lead story from the Number One trade magazine for the engineering/construction market, ‘Engineering News Record’.



About seattle99

I've had the good fortune to live in many far-away places; from Brazil to Tokyo, from London to the Middle East. -------- '04 and '05 I was working in Amman, Jordan; ten-hour days, seven days a week, eight straight weeks, followed with twelve days off. Anywhooo, I jus' by chance happen to hear the Stones: "Time, time, time is on my side, yes it is"; and THEN I realized, NO it's NOT; so I QUIT, and ended a thirty-five year career in Construction Management. Since August of 2005, I've been living in Chiang Mai (the Rose of the North), Thailand. note: The readers of 'Travel Leisure Magazine' in a 2006 survey, voted Chiang Mai the 5th BEST City in the WORLD!!.

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