Coal Miner’s Grandson

Liz has an excellent entryon Coal Mining, OSHA, and how it ties into her own family history.
My grandfather was a coal miner, too, in Wilkes Barre, Pa. My mother IS a coal miner’s daughter.
Now, in the somber light of a day where I am down and depressed, I realize just how, if things had turned out different, my grandfather might have been claimed by a tragedy much like the horrible ones in coal mines recently.
And with that…its possible that my mother, and thus myself, would not even exist today.