Rigor Vitae: Life Unyielding

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Seventy years ago today, in the Indonesian town of Cimahi, Carel Jan Hendrik Brest van Kempen was born: mechanical and electrical engineer, geologist, physicist, architect, inventor, jazz musician, all-round Renaissance man, and my dad. Happy Birthday, Pop! Here's a smoke to your health!
Photograph of me and my dad taken by Woodie Ann Brest van Kempen, c. 1958


Anonymous Carl Buell said...

Great Photo Carel! Happy Birthday to your dad.

7:13 PM  
Blogger burning silo said...

Happy Birthday, Carel Sr!
Btw, I've been scanning and building a web gallery for my mom's side of the family and cigarettes are conspicuously present in many photos from the 1950s and 60s.

11:31 AM  
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8:35 AM  

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