Monthly Archives: August 2020

Me and Ol’ Lonely

During the decade of the ’90’s I was sales manager for a large builder distributor of major appliances. Each year I attended the IBS (International Builders Show). Not only were our top customers there, but all the major appliance manufacturers … Continue reading

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My Past Life in Toastmasters

Way back in the 1990’s, I joined Daybreakers, a Toastmasters club in Glendale. Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to helping its members improve their public speaking skills. To me, Daybreakers became much more than that.  You cannot mention Daybreakers Toastmasters … Continue reading

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Snow at Major Golf Tournament in Scottsdale

In early April of 1999, The Tradition Golf Tournament, one of the majors in the Seniors Tour, was held at the Cochise Golf Course at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale.  At the time, I was Sales Manager for a major appliance … Continue reading

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Remembering Al Berryman

It seems that this Covid 19 thing has me reminiscing quite a bit. I have all these memories of people and events over the years that have stuck with me. Now that I have started writing these blogs, I have … Continue reading

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Two Stories

Fulton’s Folly I had a long career in the appliance industry. For 10 years I was sales manager for one of Arizona’s largest builder distributors. At one point, we had made arrangements to sell a professional range that was in … Continue reading

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My First Job

The Milk Barn My first real job when I graduated high school was at The Milk Barn in Bellevue, Washington. I had enrolled at the University of Washington for the fall, and I desperately needed a part time job for … Continue reading

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Arizona Lovebirds

Early one morning, while my wife and I were taking our dog out for a walk, we heard some birds chirping quite loudly.  We looked across the street where the cacophony was, and we saw some brightly colored birds high … Continue reading

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