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hard day at the mines 

Posted 2/18/2009 1:59:57 PM

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9 comments on “hard day at the mines”

jeremy blankenship Says:
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 @2:47:05 PM

jim thats what i look like after a night working on semi's. Dirty job but someone has to do it right. now clean up and play that banjo. :)

catching2nd Says:
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 @5:34:00 PM

God I hate those days.

skeller77 Says:
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 @6:20:02 PM

My hats off to ya Jim, I get pretty dirty at work to, but not quite that bad, take care.

Richie Dotson Says:
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 @9:39:45 AM


I have the utmost respect for what you do.  I passed on that path when I was younger and got out of the coal fields of Pike County, Kentucky many years ago, and I am glad I did.  It’s a hard life with long, often uncertain hours underground. 

I look forward to our next visit, so be safe … I would love to do some more pickin’ with you!

Richie Dotson

bsa Says:
Friday, May 1, 2009 @4:01:46 PM

"Sixteen tons and what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt.
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause i can't go.
I owe my soul to the company store."

I hope mining has changed since those days.
Good luck and take care


wrightedward Says:
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @8:59:27 PM

Jim ,,i have the greatest respect for you and other miner's ..I spent nearly 30 years around the mines in Boone co Wv ..No i didnt work them ,,i was a Pepsi salesman and made my living from the miner's ..Still have a lot of friends in the mine's ..I pray you stay safe ..All great picture's ,,the ones are great of the babies .

mainejohn Says:
Saturday, July 11, 2009 @6:20:15 AM

I've been more than a few coal mines (selling belt fasteners, belt cutters, etc.,), but all out west where the seams are reasonably high, and never day-in-day-out like you have to do. Best of luck and may you enjoy your eventual retirement, as I am now doing.

TN_Picker Says:
Monday, July 27, 2009 @10:28:08 AM

y'all can believe that hard day at the mines stuff if'n ya want....Jim was just polishin' the bumper on his old truck while it was still running......told ya that thing was smoking Jim!!! :D

erikforgod Says:
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @10:29:38 AM

ouch! do they get that coal dust covered in the strip pit mines too? Over in western Ky...there is some pretty big strip pits over near where my family lives.....especially down in Muhlenberg County Ky.

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