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At 8:57pm on February 13, 2018, Craig Lami said…

After I go t out inn Dec 79, I went to work for Banner Iron Works in St. Louis.  That was kind of a sucky job because the place was in the process of closing from bankruptcy when they hired me.  I went to United Technologies next making foam rubber and putty.  I went to night school and got a degree in engineering, so I was promoted to their engineering department.  I was in my 2nd marriage by then and had 4 kids.  I figured out that St Louis was no safe place for them, so I moved to Columbia, MO. and worked in  plastic injection molding plant as the engineering/ environmental department.  After 7 years, the owners closed that plant and I didn't want to move to Michigan, so I went to work for a factory that made furnaces and air conditioners.  After 7 years there, they laid off all their engineers.  With the economy being in the dump, I moved to the Kansas City area, drifted from one job to another for a while and then spent 3 years working in an Army owned ammunition factory.  I had enough BS and retired at 64.  I am on my 3rd marriage. between us we we have 9 kids, 17 grand-kids, and 2 great grand-kids.  They're scattered out over half the country.  SOme of my grand-kids I've only seen once or twice, but they are happy and in good hands with their parents.  Otherwise, I"m happier now than I've ever been in my  life.  I spend most of my days playing with my tools and not taking orders from some halfwit.

At 1:49pm on February 12, 2018, Craig Lami said…

I'm sure glad to find another one of my old friends.  Do you ever hear from Hulney?  I don't have time right this minute, but I will fill you in on myself a little  later.  Right now, I must share some bad news.  Both Asche and Reardon have transferred to the great sandbox in the sky.  I was friends with David for many years on Facebook.  Jim and I got back in touch right after I got out inn '79 and remained close friends until his demise about 10 years ago.  I hope your health is improving.  I know it takes a long time.  I'm recovering from prostate cancer, but doing quite well.


At 11:26am on February 12, 2018, Craig Lami said…

From MLA School graduating in 1972?

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