Tuesday, April 13, 2010
1937: HOPEWELL'S ELMER EWING
Mr. Ewing is a man after my own heart! Who says one is "washed up" after reaching 70 years of age? Age is a state of mind. Mr. Ewing's observation that we gain wisdom as we age is so very true. Had I had that wisdom back in the early 1960's when I was warned about working for a "mom and pop" organization, I would not have signed on to a career that at the time was filled with "rosy" empty promises of a great future; promises which though not done maliciously, ended up with the principals of the company retiring and passing the business on to their less experienced and immature sons. Bottom line: The business went chapter 11 within months and I retired without even getting a Timex watch. However, the Good Lord closes one door and another opens. At the ripe old age of 75, I find myself gainfully employed, happily married, and ready for the next 25 years!