I come from a coal-mining, working-class background. My father was a coal miner.
We were all miners in our family. My father was a miner. My mother is a miner. These are miner's hands, but we were all artists, I suppose, really. But I was the first one who had the urge to express myself on paper rather than at the coalface.
I've got the body of a model and the face of a coal miner.
What one state could not get alone, what one miner against a powerful corporation could not achieve, can be achieved by the union.
My great-grandfather was a coal miner, who worked in Pennsylvania mines when carts were pulled by mules and mines were lit by candles. Mining was very dangerous work then.