I drew this picture in 1973 when I was 20 years old and working as a secretary at a downtown mission.
It just seemed a lonely spot, and for some reason it drew my attention.
What I did not know when I drew the picture …
Did not find out until I was doing genealogy research at the public library in 2006 …
Is that this is where my mother’s father fell to his death from a scaffolding … many, many long years before I was even born.
He was an artist, I’ve been told.
His father was a preacher.
His 9th great-grandfather was William Brewster — the man who wrote the Mayflower Compact.
God bless you, Grandpa