Very interesting. I didn't know what you did for a living before. I'm
glad you shared that with us.
On 4/13/11, Jim Kitchen <j...@kitchensinc.net> wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> 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.
> (440) 286-6920
> Chardon Ohio USA
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