Saturday, April 26, 2014
When my Beloved Uncle was sick and on the final days of his Journey he was asked about life. He said for him he felt that life began at 50...because he found that he could do something else.
Uncle Robert began a 20+ year career with a tax preparation service after the steel mill where he worked downsized and he took an early retirement. He helped a lot of people, including me.
That stuck in my head when I approached a milestone birthday and I needed change in many ways, including extra income.
My Mama got me a job the other day. I'm a college graduate, first female to ever be hired into the management trainee program in the company I worked for and I later had my own business and my Mama got me a job. She was talking to a guy I went to school high school with who had went on to become an Attorney. He came home and opened a new office and was in need of someone to answer the phone and type and he knew my Mama and said that a daughter of hers would certainly be a fine employee. I gladly took the job, happy to go to work at something that made money.
He called me in on a Friday and I went to work...barefooted. I pulled a pair of dress pants out of my closet before leaving for my interview and put on one of my Mama's best blouses she made and wore back in the 70's and found a matching pair of dress shoes and I discovered I didn't have a pair of dress socks to go them them so I just stuck my 2 bare feet in those dress shoes and went to work feeling a little like Louis Grizzard, A Southern Man, and filed my first court case-barefooted.
They let me come back the next day and then they let me come back the next day.
Thanks Uncle Robert ...Thank you Mama.