Sunday, November 18, 2012
Where was I before daybreak this morning?
Several years ago the local factory in which my youngest son worked, burned.
The management kept on a skeleton crew, including Kenny, to clean up; then
they closed down and all the employees were without work.
Since that time, Kenneth is the only one of the children who did not live in the
area, for to find employment he moved around quite a bit, working for over a year in Brooklyn, working in Amish Country, PA, working in East Tennessee.
The point is, he has been away from home for a long time. He came back to
Indiana this summer and worked near Marion for a time.
Now that stint completed, three weeks ago he came home. Literally. His
hope was to find a job right here in his hometown. He pounded the pave-
ment and submitted resumes. We enjoyed having his company.
But, employment did not surface here. However, one of the managers at
a local plant offered him a job in a factory in Iowa, along with living quarters
and transportation expenses.
Bus fare, that is. So this morning very, very early, we were on the road to Indy where the bus for Iowa departed at 7:30. Got him there in plenty of time, loaded bags in the cargo hold, hugs and farewells, and I was back in Perfect two hours and ten minutes after we left.
We will miss the man, but we were blessed to have him here for a while.
Images: South Illinois at Maryland in Indy