Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Working on Wednesday: Mehlschau/Currey/Romero

Dad took a break from helping the Mehlschaus' pour a new walkway to take this snapshot in the summer of 1958. Richie's on the truck shoveling sand into the cement mixer and his father Andrew's cooling off with a cup of water. The man with the leather apron and the big hat whose face is hidden is Tony Romero, an old vaquero who had known Andrew's wife Kate since she was a child. Mother is watching the whole production, probably glad that her help wasn't needed.

[From my personal collection]


And here, standing on the finished walkway are Andrew Mehlschau and his older brother Pete (1896-1991).

[From my personal collection]




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