Saturday, October 27, 2012

dad worked hard

I can't wear my wedding ring anymore.  I was climbing down a ladder in the back of the plant and the guy above me stepped on my finger,  the pressure crushed the ring onto my finger and cut off the circulation.  C.J. had to cut the ring off with a pair of snips, I thought I was going to lose it, my finger that is.  I keep the ring in my wife's jewelry box now.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Regal


     My father took a business trip to the east coast one year and he took the whole family along on the trip.  We had stopped in Philadelphia the same weekend that Bruce Springsteen was in town touring for  Born in the U.S.A.  Of course there was no way we were going to get tickets but we went to the stadium anyway and sat outside in the parking lot.  We must have heard half the concert sitting on the bumper of the Buick.  My dad bought a couple of hoagies from a vendor, we had dinner and some entertainment.  I have never seen Springsteen in concert but I have heard him live in the parking lot in Philadelphia.  That was one of the best nights of my life.  

Friday, October 12, 2012


Weekends are for the wealthy... it gives them a chance to come into where we work in the middle of the day and rub it in that they get two days a week off and they still have more money than us.