My time in high school
Attended high school in the
Overall high school experience
9/10. I loved my school loved my friends
Grades in high school
B's and C's. I could have been a better student if I had applied myself
History / Social Studies, Auto shop, sheet metal shop
Mathematics Stanford came out with a new math called SMSG Palo Alto schools were the trial schools SMSG used letters and symbols I fought it I was a 1+ 1 =2 person
Life since high school
Attended college / university at
I went to foothills college for 2 semesters dropped out and serve my time in the Navy
Post-graduate education or training
After my military time I became a Plumber I had to go to the apprenticeship school tonight a week 1 Saturday a month for 5 years
Places lived in US
Current occupations / past occupations
I started out as a journeyman plumber and it up working for the county of Santa Clara as a plumber became a senior plumber plumbing supervisor and finally a manager of the service center of building operations I'm now retired I spend time volunteering for senior citizens spend lots of time traveling with family and spending lots of time with my grandchildren
Industries I've worked in
- Wholesale Trade
- Retail Trade
- Transportation and Warehousing
- Other Service (except Public Administration) (e.g. Repair, Salon, Political/Labor orgs, etc.)
Did your education prepare you for your career or occupation?
Yes it gave me my Basic skills to survive in the world reading , writing, history knowledge knowledge of the world
Has your education or career/occupation trajectory ever changed? How?
Yes from skilled hands on work to management skills dry different worlds
A little introspection...
To me, being successful means...
Having been a good husband, father, brother,son and a respectable of others
My definition of success has not changed over time.
At first it was how much money I could make to be successful then I learned how to be #1 answer!
My greatest accomplishment to date and what I’ve learned from it
My greatest has been being a wonderful person loving my family and friends respecting others
My biggest mistake or regret so far and what I’ve learned from it
I think my biggest mistake was working to much not spending enough time with my family. I spend as much Time as I can with my family and grandchildren
An unexpected event that changed my life and how it impacted me
I moved over a 100 miles from my job Ended up getting a promotion decided to stay with my job and ended up you're my job the impact was less time with the family
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My favorite spot in or around Palo Alto
My high school [high school name omitted] or the Stanford Movie theater saw lots a great old movies and the old Palo Alto drive in theater
[map showing location of Palo Alto Drive in theater, now closed]