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Trying to find an image

(cross posted from Omaha Steve's Labor Group)

I recall, once upon a time, seeing a poster (drawing) of a woman holding a child out above/in front of her during a labor strike/pitched battle during the late 1800's/early 1900's. Don't know if it was a Harper's Illustrated image, or something else. Also don't know which action it was; the Homestead Steel strike, or another.

Does anyone remember seeing this? It was a fairly famous image, as I recall.

EDIT: I recall this as being a pro-Labor poster; the woman was not trying to shield herself, rather, she was holding the child up as if to say "We are mothers, we have children," while facing a line of armed men/soldiers/cops/strikebreakers.

Trying to find an image.

I recall, once upon a time, seeing a poster (drawing) of a woman holding a child out above/in front of her during a labor strike/pitched battle during the late 1800's/early 1900's. Don't know if it was a Harper's Illustrated image, or something else. Also don't know which action it was; the Homestead Steel strike, or another.

Does anyone remember seeing this?

EDIT: I recall this as being a pro-Labor poster; the woman was not trying to shield herself, rather, she was holding the child up as if to say "We are mothers, we have children," while facing a line of armed men/soldiers/cops/strikebreakers.

A note of thanks to those who commented on my last photo, as well as those who wished my family well

As fizzgig noted in another post, I wish there were a "reply all" function so that I could be sure each of you are thanked. In any case, I send my thanks to all of you.

My son-in-law is home, with a hospital bed in his living room. His heart failure is apparently the result of a genetic condition, and his heart is damaged enough that he will be going to Cedars-Sinai for a work up, and preparation for a heart transplant. The docs tell us he should be able to return to work, at least part-time, once he has sheds some more fluids, and feels better. I find this incredibly hard to believe, having seen how close to death he was, but the docs assure us it's true. He and my daughter are both physicians, and they also assure me this is true. If everything goes as well as hoped with the transplant, he should be able to return to full-time work. The idea of transplanting hearts is still amazing to me, but his dad has lived and worked with one for 15 years, and is doing quite well. So, there is that.

Because this has been determined to be a genetic condition, our 6-month old granddaughter is in the process for a work up to determine whether or not she inherited the gene for this, a 50/50 chance. If it is determined that she carries it, she will begin seeing a cardiologist when she turns one, and will continue with yearly EKG's to monitor whether or not her heart is experiencing any enlargement. We hope for the best, obviously.

So, thank you all again. Came home for a bit to attend to some things, but will be heading back down there again soon.

The first four of these were taken over in the Anza-Borrego area. The last one was taken from the car on I-5, somewhere around Pyramid Lake, California, heading over the mountains from LA toward Bakersfield.












Health and long life to all of you.

Just a quick note, and clarification

We came down here to La Jolla to spend 10 days with our new granddaughter. The day after we got here our son-in-law, who had been feeling very poorly for the previous couple of weeks, went into heart failure. They did an EKG and Cardioversion on him, drained 15 pounds of fluid off of him, a bunch of other stuff, and are doing another procedure today to remove fluid from the pleura. He is not responding as well as hoped to any of this. He is 33, has a 6 month old daughter, and we could all use whatever good thoughts, prayers, whatever, from any of you who might feel so inclined.

I won't be posting for awhile because we're pretty much consumed with helping with things around here, and I will probably stay after my wife goes back home (I'm retired, and she still has 5 years to go). I have always found the Photo Group on DU to be the absolute best on the board (apologies to Pets, and Cooking) and I always enjoy logging in here.

So, no more spamming the group from me for awhile. I wish you all peace, and long life.

Evening.

Last post for awhile.

"Were you looking for me?"

"Well, here I am."






"Enough of this!"

Tower of Jewels plant

Our Tower of Jewels plant is beginning to open. It's the first time I've tried to grow one. It's only about 2' tall at the moment, but the thing grew 12" over the last 48 hours. It will supposedly get between 8-9' tall, and covered with little magenta flowers. Then it dies (it only lives two years, staying between 6-8" high during the first season).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echium_wildpretii

Anyway...

Tower of Jewels (Echium wildpretii)


Orange Star

Orange Star


Jamieson Canyon, California






Spring Rain in the Bay Area

Spring Rain in the Bay Area



Posted by Adsos Letter | Sat Apr 9, 2016, 04:51 PM (9 replies)

At the beach...

...getting my photo taken...right before she called the cops. EDIT: Just kidding about the cops, that's my wife.




Front porch with clouds and hanging fuchsia.




Pink Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda 'Rosea')





Posted by Adsos Letter | Fri Apr 8, 2016, 10:10 PM (9 replies)
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