I have touched on a few things I remember on this page about me. There is more information in the My History section of this site.
I’ll start with an area of Salt Lake City called Glendale. I even remember the address, 1397 Glenrose Drive.
When I was on vacation in Salt Lake in 2003, I took a picture of the old house. My mother, brother, and I lived in the house in Glendale until I was 9 or until 1959. I remember quite a lot about those days; I sometimes long for the simplicity of life in the 1950s.
In 1959 or 1960, we moved from Glenrose Drive to Ashton Avenue in Sugarhouse where I attended Forest Elementary School, then Irving Junior High, and Highland High. The only school still being used is Highland High.
I Remember My First Job
The first place I worked was Harmon’s Cafe on the corner of 1300 East and 2100 south. Harmon’s Cafe featured KFC or Kentucky Fried Chicken. It was a great place to work. I was learning a lot from my time spent at the Cafe. After that, I worked for a fast food place called Mister ‘S’ Restaurant. It was the beginning of a fast-food chain that never made it in Utah.
I’m not sure of the sequence of time after high school, but I think I remember my next job was at Primary Children’s Hospital on 12th Avenue and E Street. It was a good job that I liked, but I thought some other job would pay more, so I moved on. There is no point in trying to list all the places I lived in my late teens and early twenties because there were too many of them. Mostly, I lived in the Avenues district of Salt Lake.
There were several jobs until I worked for the State Liquor Store in Murray, Utah. That was the beginning of an excellent career that lasted about fifteen years. To keep this short, I remember I started as part-time Christmas help and finished as a programmer analyst in the central office. The single biggest mistake I made in my life is when I quit that job.
From the State job, I went to California for two years and then to Saint George, where I have lived since 1997. I worked for Anderson Lumber until October 2002, and for four years with All-Purpose Windows and Doors in Saint George.
In December 2008, the DABC hired me; I worked for the new Liquor Store for about two years. I am now disabled because of an injury that happened while I was working, damaging my back.
An update about my desire to get a job at DRMC, it never happened. I’m still unemployed in the year 2015. Not much work is available for people my age. Too many young people in the job market. Who says there is no age discrimination, try to find a job when you’re 65 years old.
Is there anything else I should write about me? Maybe what I have been doing for the past few years. I am now 69 years old, and I worked for McDonald’s for three years.