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 Anonymous 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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