DOUG BRADSTREET PASSES ON. In Bridgewater, we have two clans of Bradstreets. There are the ‘Farming Bradstreets’ and there are the ‘Logging Bradstreets.’ Doug was patriarch of the Logging Bradstreets.
Doug was a good man and a tireless, hard worker. For much of his life he logged in the Winter and did construction work in the Summer and had a fleet of well-maintained heavy equipment. He helped us on numerous construction projects over the last 30 years. He was good at running every type of heavy machinery. He was an especially deft master at running bulldozer.
Two years ago – at age 89 – in order to help us catch up he came out with his excavator. He helped dig a trench for an underground irrigation line which we immediately put to work getting water to our thirsty potato crop.
Over the years, half of his 18 grandchildren have worked for us. Every one of them had picked up Doug’s work ethic and was a no-nonsense hard worker.
Doug leaves behind quite a legacy and an enormous, generous clan.
He will be missed. Caleb, Megan & Jim