I lived in the first house behind the bank on Bellfield Avenue, which is off of
Cedar Avenue just out of University Circle. I could see Case University out my
bedroom window and it was close to a mile walk to the Cleveland Sight Center.
I had to be at the bus stop by 6:30 to catch the 32c Cedar bus. I would get
off at Taylor boulevard and wait for the Taylor bus, which would drop me off
the other side of I90 near east a hundred and eighty fifth street at about
7:45. So I walk across the frozen pedestrian bridge over I90 and back up South
Waterloo road to the company Fastener Service. Fasteners are nuts, bolts,
screws, washers, rivets etc. Fastener Service bought bulk wholesale and sold
smaller quantities to local companies. Parts went from so small that thousands
would fit in the palm of your hand and weigh almost nothing to a single steel
washer that weighed a pound.Or bolts 2 foot long and an inch and a half in
diameter. Or a nut seven and a half inches across. Some of those were
specialty parts to places like NASA, Diamond Shamrock, Rockwell etc. I did
work my way up to warehouse foreman, but my job was still toting boxes and kegs
of greasy, dirty steel parts around a non cooled or and barely heated warehouse
to fill, package and ship orders. The kegs could weigh up to two hundred and
fifty pounds. I was just barely legally blind due to tunnel vision, so I did
everything including using the battery operated three wheel walk behind one ton
rated fork lift to load and unload trucks. It was a hot, dirty, nasty job.
They even kept a supply of salt tablets on hand. Good thing too as I needed
them on occasion. But hey from carrying all that steel around all day for
years, I never lost an arm wrestling match back then. Before that I worked the
kitchen etc in my Dad's bar in Glenndale Arizona. Not really much fun working
a hot kitchen in Glenndale slash Phoenix Arizona either. Before that I worked
shipping and receiving slash plant gopher for the repair department in a nice
cool clean electronics factory named LFE. They produced analog meters of all
types. You know like the toe meters used for front end alignment in cars to
refrigeration control meters or the UV meters in sound equipment. At that same
time my Dad, Brother and I built a house and sold it for profit. Before that I
was an external automotive reconditioning specialist. Yep, dried cars at the
car wash. And at the same time bought pounds and sold ounces of pot. Before
that I worked on my Grandparents farm planting and harvesting fruits and
vegetables. That was good honest dirty hard work as well. But great fun
driving the farm tractors and being the boss of the high school girls picking
strawberries. Before that of course I had a paper route. Ok, so now since
December 1989 I have been learning myself how to and writing blind accessible
PC dos and Windows games and utilities as a hobby.
A Buckeye is just a worthless nut.
Chardon Ohio USA
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