I am not on face book often, but recently it would have been dad’s birthday, he would have been 112 yrs old this year. There were comments from many folk, but one surprised me, Jim Groner.
(This is Groner’s station taking from Millican Pic Historical Museum in Belmont. He has this picture clean and available for sale)
While I was in the construction business I ran a monthly bill at service stations near me. The last one was Jim Groner’s service station. Anyone who worked for me was paid early or on time. Jim was no exception. His Mother kept his books. I was usually standing at her desk to pay on the last day of the month. She would say, “I wish everyone was this prompt!”
Not long after I got to know Jim, he called me aside and said. Part of the old Abee property is going up for sale. He told me where it was and said, I think it is a good deal.
I liked it, I told Son Mark, it would be a good start for him, if he was interested. He was and bought it. Sherry and I already had 9 acres adjoining it. It was a good start for Mark. I was thinking yesterday when I read Jim’s name, how one bit of information can make a world of difference.
Jack jr. was telling me of a delivery he made to a Music school. On a whim he asked the manager if they needed a guitar/music teacher. They were looking for one and Jack put his son Stephen in touch with them and now he works for the school teaching. NEAT.
Son Jack used to ‘live’ at books a million :) . He met the sweet young nurse and they became good friends. In their many conversations she learned of Stephen, and wanted to meet him. She did, now they are married and expecting little Jude.
Do you remember any incidental words that made a big difference?
It is amazing how important the smallest conversations are some times.
This must have been a frustrated pilot.