Stories and Old Family Photos Help Us Recognize Our Shared Humanity
“Hopefully the power of these stories, when you hear one from someone who almost by definition is a stranger, is that you’re going to recognize yourself in that person.” -David Isay
This is my grandfather on his family’s farm around 1926. He’s sitting on his pony, Prince.
He and his siblings worked alongside their parents raising cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, vegetables, and fruits.
After he graduated high school, he joined the Navy and served on a destroyer during the Second World War.
He later became an agricultural engineer, designing farm equipment for New Idea and Allis-Chalmers.
He and my grandmother were married for 57 years before her passing a few years ago. ~shared by @jackson__w