Working on the water is a way of life — 7 Comments

  1. I love knowing you have 4 sons. I have 5, one currently in Iraq, one just home from the Air Force in Germany, one owns a drilling company, one works in a power plant and one is a banker.

    I identify completely with your pride and your sadness as you watch your sons grow up and start their own adventures. Being a mother isn’t easy; being the mother of sons? Well, you tell me how it is.

    Five sons? Wow! And they are all grown and successful. My hat’s off to you Sue. You really must be proud. My daughter was easier than my sons, but they are all blessings!

  2. Oh, forgot to say–I love watching the barges on the Ohio River. Wonder if your sons will travel this far north?

    When they were working for a larger company, they both went up that way! Now they are working for a smaller company with smaller boats that operate more locally.

  3. wow…excellent pics…I love tug boats 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by. I just passed along your web address to a mechanic friend of mine who is often looking for parts!

  4. Hey, Dan! (wave). Ask him if he can find out why they’re called tug boats when they push things. That has always confused me.

    That is something I have wondered as well. I’ve also heard them called “tow boat” and “push boats”. When a captain wants to upgrade his license to run one of these, it is called a “towing endorsement”, go figure.

  5. I work for a barge company and it’s so neat to see the barges coming in and out of port!

    Tell your son to be safe!

    Yes, I always leave him with that well wish of being safe. Being a tankerman on a petroleum barge can be dangerous business. That’s why I’m glad he recently switched to a smaller company, with smaller barges! His older brother does the same thing for the same company!

  6. What a great experience to see your grown son at work! Your post was so heart-warming! You must be very proud, indeed!

  7. Who would have ever thought we’d have a groomsman with an “afro”. *shakes head*

    or one with multi-colored hair? *covers eyes and shakes head*

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