Grandfathers' Hands:
4 Generations
When asked "what
time is it?",  the correct
answer is "now".
Grandfather, Émile-Antoine
Bourdelle, nearing completion
of the
Virgin of Alsace (Virgin
of the Offering
) prior to its
being transferred to top of  
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Father, Pierre Bourdelle
(Émile-Antoine's only son),
showing me the way;
always teaching about
life's abundance, wonders
and the beauty path.
Stephanie Bourdelle with her
late Aunt Rhodia
(Émile-Antoine's only
daughter), laughing after
Rhodia had me get up and do
some Greek dances for her
with the restaurant owner and
staff (
"I have hands, head, heart,
feet; they do the job -- who am I to
question what God wants me to
 Zorba the Greek)
Great-Great Grandfather, Antoine
Bordelles (& his young wife, Emilie
Reille, at the door), master wood
carver & cabinet maker, at his wood
working bench, with his grand-
daughter (Rhodia) under his work
bench.  Drawn by his son,  
Emile-Antoine Bourdelle.  Mama
Emilie was from a family of weavers
and goatherds.
My Maternal Grandfather, Basil Magor, Founder/President of the Magor Car Co.
(with the white hat in his lap, front row, right of center) sitting in front of his young
brother, Robert, ca. 1899.
Émile-Antoine Bourdelle with
his Son, Pierre (ca. 1910)
"You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is
the ashes of our grandfathers.  So that they will respect the land,
tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin.
Teach your children that we have taught our children that the earth
is our mother.  Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of earth.  
If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.

This we know; the earth does not belong to man; man belongs to
the earth.  This we know.  All things are connected like the blood
which unites one family.  All things are connected."

Attr. to Chief Seattle (ca. 1854), written 1979 by Ted Perry
Chinese Bronze Ding Photos