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Cold For Now

A colleague at the home, farm and auto supply store is itching to get on the road. Last year he drove for a local asphalt company making pretty good dough. When the seasonal job wound down he returned to retail. … Continue reading

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Digging Out, Getting to Work

After four hours digging snow in the driveway wind came up and I shut down the operation. Mid-dig I made a cup of hot cocoa and took a break. I made it to the road, gaining access for when I … Continue reading

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Working in the Yard

Crews were removing about 10 inches of snow from the parking lot at the home, farm and auto supply store when I arrived for my shift. Part of my work was hand shoveling the areas around the dock so trucks … Continue reading

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Meat Packer Narrative

Editor’s note: An original version of this post appeared on Nov. 13, 2010. It has been edited because my writing wasn’t as good as I thought back in the day. Clarity surfaced during a talk by Ana AvendaƱo, assistant to … Continue reading

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After 50 Years

Feb. 1 will mark 50 years since Father was killed in an accident at the meat packing plant. Memories of Dad have hardened into meaningful stories. I was thinking of him when I woke this morning. What I remember most … Continue reading

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Working for Women

I ran into my supervisor from the orchard at the home, farm and auto supply store. She stopped to buy dog food. At the end of our conversation she asked me to consider returning to work in the fall. She … Continue reading

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Retail Rumors

After work at the home, farm and auto supply store I stopped at the warehouse club to get a few groceries. Shopping there is never a quick in and out because of my relationships with people from when I worked … Continue reading

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