Check out this picture. It's my Grandfather. Or Poppy* as he was known. He was born in 1902 so I'm guessing this is about 1908? Right? How old do you think he is?
And this picture was taken in Scranton, PA. On my Father's side my ancestors came over from Ireland and Germany in the mid 1800's and worked in the coal mines. Imagine that life. And you think you have it bad. I remember reading the family tree my cousin did a few years ago and one of my great uncles was killed in the mines after being kicked my a mule. Damn. That smarts.
And look at that bad ass dog. What kind of dog is that? It's got muscles and a head kind of like a pit bull but it's head is so small. Maybe it's a mutt. But it looks like it kicks some ass.I bet his name was something like Buddy.
And wouldn't it be cool if I had an ancestor of that dog as a pet? I wonder if some families do. I bet mostly hillbillies and backwoods folk.
*On a side note Poppy used to make soft boiled eggs and my sister would call them Poppy eggs. Then years late she was in a diner and they asked how she wanted her eggs and she said, "Poppy eggs." And they just looked at her like she was an alien. A Poppy egg eating alien.