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Old 10-05-2012, 11:49 AM   #11
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Default Re: Drivers - What did they do for a Living?

My dad was a concrete cutter (Arrow Concrete Sawing). He stopped racing to start his own concrete sawing business (Accurate Concrete Sawing) that he ran until the day he passed.



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Old 10-11-2012, 01:04 PM   #12
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Here are a few more.

Corky Blair was a bricklayer

Doug Plue was a tow truck driver, worked in the auto wrecking business, and bought and sold scrap metal.

Pegi Plue had been an airline stewardess. (ok, ok, to be PC cabin attendant.)

John Thomas was an ambulance driver for Denver General Hospital.

Nancy VanBuskirk Campbell was a school teacher. She taught at Horace Mann Junior High. She had Greg McLaughlin and couple of guys I worked with as students.

Jim Beckley was a race car fabricator, did body and fender work for 20 plus years at Burt Chevrolet, and built street rods.

Audrey Bolyard worked in the office at Navajo Freightways.

And since she was mentioned in an earlier post, Miss Peggy Ertler had worked for The Denver Dry Goods Co. She started on the sales floor and worked her way to being put in charge on the customer service (complaint dept.) and phone order department. She had 8 ladies working for her. She was promoted to the manager chainwide of shippping and gift wrap. She supervised 13 stores in 2 states.



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Old 10-13-2012, 10:03 PM   #13
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I was trying to remember what Sam Sauer did for a living....and it escapes me. Does anyone know what he did?
Sam & Elmer Sauer had a gas station together, he worked as a tow truck driver, and he worked security for Shearston-Stardust homes. Those are the ones I know about. It seems that he did whatever was available for him at the time.

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:16 PM   #14
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the name of the station was Boot's Texaco.



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Old 10-14-2012, 06:22 PM   #15
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the name of the station was Boot's Texaco.
Sorry Fastway but Boots Texaco at 50th and Federal was owned and operated by Rufus "Boots" Stallings. He was my Dad's best friend and they moved out from Chicago together in 1948. Boots sponsored both of the Sauer cars in 1959-60.
Sam may have worked for him as a mechanic for awhile, but I'm not sure.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:23 PM   #16
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Bob Foulk operated his own trucking company and Bob Harrington drove for him.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:32 PM   #17
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Ok Ok............ I will turn off my computer and leave you guys alone



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Old 11-02-2012, 10:53 PM   #18
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Harold Schafer was a carman/blacksmith/welder for the Cb@Q and BN railroads
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:09 PM   #19
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I drove my car once in a while in '68 and '68.

Anyway, I was printing pressmen for a number of years, then I made a career change to a funeral director.



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