“It is not enough that you should understand about applied science in order that your work may increase mans blessings. Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors … in order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.” -Albert Einstein - addressing the student body, California
Growing up in the 1950’s on a small rural farm in Rutherford County, NC. I was raised in a home with Four rooms and a path. I can still remember when the back porch turned into a bathroom. We had to climb through the window until the doorway was cut. Memories jumble together of summers and winters, snow and storms; of barn lofts on a hot day and a cool creek for wading; of family, pets, barnyard cats, chickens and cows; of Friday, the hired hand and my following behind him and the mule; and of grandparents with numerous aunts uncles and cousins. Dad was a war vet, the oldest of 14 raised on farm land that had been in the family since before the Revolutionary War. Mom was a city girl whose family worked in the mills.