And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
I'm glad to know that there are men in this world who can do that kind of work but I know myself well enough to know that I'm not one of them and I'm just fine with that.ReplyDelete
Oh hell, I know I don't have big enough balls for that... a man has to know his limitations, Clint EastwoodReplyDelete
In today's construction world, those guys would be harnessed on a safety line, wearing hard hats, steel-toed boots, and such. Interesting to watch.ReplyDelete
Worked with some Ironworkers back in the day. Seen them out on a 6" beam sweepingReplyDelete
off the snow at 7 stories up. Not this little duck, ever!
Back when men were men.ReplyDelete
I imagine this was a time when there were fewer social programs in the U.S. and if you didn't work you didn't eat. These men likely lived through the depression. Any open job was a job for them.ReplyDelete
Makes my scrotum tingle just watching.ReplyDelete
Not for me.
My dad helped build the John Hancock building in Chicago back in the 60s. He had some crazy stories.ReplyDelete
Finished in 1930 so yes hard times had begun. Tallest building for 11 months. I wonder if they had jobs after this.ReplyDelete