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Book details
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:264
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543994896

Stories from the Heart

by Loyd Gilbert Gilley

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Stories from a wonderful life of 77 years, Loving home and family, successful and happy profession. First 9 years with no electricity or running water. Bought groceries from a rolling store. Ice man delivered ice to our ice box two times a week. Mama made some of my clothes from flour sacks. We ordered some clothes from Sears & Roebuck At 18 I got a job at Cape Canaveral with the Aerospace Corp. In 1962 I got a job with GE, working on a Missile tracking station, In the Bahamas. 1963 moved to an administrative job at GE Battery Plant near Gainesville, Fla. In Jan 1973 secured a job in sales with GE working out of Orlando, Fla. Promoted to National Acccounts Sales Manager in 1984. Retired in 2009
This book is about a wonderful life lived in the backwoods of Jackson County, Fla. We did not have electricity or running water. We plowed the farm with a mule. Mama cooked on a wood stove and made some of our clothes from flour sacks. Most of our neighbors were poor black folks. Poor just like we were. We loved our neighbors and got along very well. We worked in the fields for the same pay. At 18, with the grace of God, I secured a job in the space industry. Worked for GE for 47 years and was very successful in sales. Marilyn and I had daughters. All very successful. In many incentive programs, Marilyn traveled to many wonderful places in the world. My stories are about my life on the farm, in my profession and a wonderful life we had with our family.
About the author
Loyd was born and raised on a small farm in the backwoods of Jackson County, Fla.. Daddy plowed farm with a mule, Mama cooked on a wood stove, No electricity or running water, worked in the fields for as little as $2.25 a day. At 18 got a job in space industry. Worked with G.E. for 47 years, 37 years in sales.
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