Atomic Detonators

Here’s a crazy story unrelated to anything. I can’t confirm or deny it but have no reason to believe it’s not true.

I was talking to a guy at work about sending my girls to college.  I joked (kind of) and said that they can go anywhere as long it’s Cal Poly or MIT or Johns Hopkins. He perked up and said “Oh! I went to Cal Poly, and so did my dad.”

He went on:

“I always knew that Dad worked at Los Alamos on the atomic bomb project. He knew lots of the famous guys there and said it was a great time. Science was everything to him. Here’s something crazy. I knew he had secrets. He worked on high-level kind of stuff his whole life. But when he died – and he made me swear never to say anything about this until it was okay to do so – he told me that he made the detonators for the first bomb dropped in Japan. ”

Wow. The people you meet.

Cheers!

Here is a picture of Miss Atomic Bomb. Didn’t know such a thing existed. Mid-fifties?


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