One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.

8/20/15

My Pop and Great Grandfather

My dad was born in Havana, Cuba

His father fought in the Russian Revolution, hopped a boat, ended up in Cuba instead of the US, met my Gramma, had dad.

Lost many in the Holocaust.

My Great Grandfather on Mom's side was a Rabbi in Poland who was shot in front of his house by a Nazi in front of my Great Grandmothers mushroom stand.

My pop hauled water in buckets when water shortages hit in Havana.

Emigrated through Miami in 1947 and grew up in Brooklyn

Abraham Lincoln High School

City College of New York.

Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering.

Played soccer in high school, competed in college Olympic style weight lifting events, ran marathons and still lifts.

Studied at Berkeley.

Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Davis.

Worked for Boeing.

Worked at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in Livermore, California

Retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after 34 years.

Figured the meltdowns in Japan a month and a half before TEPCO admitted it.

We play chess by Email

We debate economics, philosophy, politics, ethics and religion.

He wrote a play for 11 years, dealing with biblical inaccuracies and Spinoza's philosophy.

We are supposed to talk every Friday night

He needs new knees

He worries about his kids

Loves Mom

Likes to paint nude women.

Reads a lot and collects used books

Drives cars into the ground

Still exercises almost everyday

Loves his grandchildren

Worries about his activist son.

1 comment:

Sidney C. Gray said...

I like your Great Grandfather, Pop and admire you. Sidney Gray