Thursday, August 9, 2007
This is my shovel. There are many like it but this one is mine.
I was shooting the groundbreaking for the new San Joaquin County administration building in Stockton when I stumbled across a curious sight. A group of identical shovels were gathered for the dignitaries’ ceremonial dig into the earth but there was something different. They each were labeled for the supervisor, mayor or visiting official that would wield it. I have never been to such an anal-retentive groundbreaking in my life than that.