What About The 80’s

Back to West Jordan

7063 South 2200 WestI lived with my mother for the second time, from at least 1980 to 1985. The second period ended when mom married Howard (see Dorothy’s Condo). But I get ahead of myself. While I lived with mom, I quit my job with John Evans Co. and started working at 7/11. I worked at different 7/11’s for about three years. While I was still working for 7/11, I got a part-time job at the Murray Liquor store. I know I started as Christmas help, but I don’t remember if I started in November or December. What I do know is that I liked the job, the best one I ever had. The beginning of a nearly 20-year career. That was the beginning of my life in the ’80s


Aunt Dorothy’s Condo from 1985 to 1986

2036 East 2700 South

Life in the 80's-Dorothy's CondoI moved into this condominium complex right after my mother married Howard Barben in January of 1985. Mom had sold the house on 2200 West in West Jordan, and I needed a place to live. The site had paper-thin walls. The neighbors could hear every noise.


1870 East 7030 South – 1986 to 1988

Life in the 80's-Cottonwood HeightsI moved into this three-bedroom house sometime in 1986 or 1987. I shared the house with Andy Bossie, a friend from Columbus, Ohio. Andy worked at Snowbird I met all of Andy’s friends, several married couples that he knew from Ohio and Boston. I made friends with people from other states. I lived in this house for about a year and a half.


Irving Heights Apartments – 1988 to 1995

1963 South 1200 East

Life in the 80's-Irving-HeightsI moved to this apartment house in 1988 or 1989 (I think). This apartment was one of the best places I lived in rin. I lived alone and made many friends among the residents. The picture isn’t perfect, I took it from inside my car.

I lived here for about 7 years. During my stay here, I worked for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control as a technical specialist. My job was to repair computers and help to design the POS system.

From Sugarhouse I moved to California in 1996. Life in the ’80s comes to an end moving on to the next decade.

Then There Were The 90’s