Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

My Dad often mentioned the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, which killed 146 mostly young immigrant women and men a hundred years ago today. You’ve probably read about it or seen the documentaries commemorating the centennial.

The reason my Dad talked about it was because he was born later that year, in New York City, to immigrant parents, and he said he believed that if his mother were not pregnant with him, she would have been working at that factory.

If he never was then I never would have been.

Have you ever thought about that particular what if —- if you never were?