|After 23 years in
the Aircraft Industry, 10 years in the Motorcycle Bidness and 11 years with the City of
Garland, Parks Dept.
|In 1981 when the interest rates when to 21%, like so many other businesses I went broke. I took a 6 mo. vacation and went fishing. A friend of mine said " Tom you need to go to work" I looked at my check book and said " Your right". The City of Garland offered a very good retirement plan, so I went to work for the Parks Dept. After 6 mo. I was promoted to Asst. Foreman in a Grounds Maintenance section. Five years later I was promoted to Foreman (Field Supervisor) over the Median/Right-of-Ways section. A great job with a fine crew. I miss my crew and talk to them quite often.|
|I don't know if it was my
pleasing personality or they just wanted to get rid of me, but friends from the Parks and
other departments gave me a three day Guided fishing trip for two to Lake Guerrero, Mexico
when I retired. I was so moved by their generosity, I couldn't say a word, I just cried.
What a great bunch of people I worked with. THANK Y'ALL,
|Let me hear from you, we'll talk about airplanes, motorcycles, fishing or landscape/grounds maintenance.|
|It's not my job !!!|
|It really wasn't like this, well not
all the time.
At least they moved the Opossum
Byline, Neil Barnett