Good morning! Sharing a little bit of me today.
If my kids read the Weekend Edit, there is a collective pause followed by “Oh God what is she going to talk about today?”
First, my father-in-law is 90 years young today! He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical School and a retired colonel in the US Army. He saw some of the first AIDS patients in Colorado in the early 1980s. He has incredible stories and his passion to help others remains in him today. I won the lottery of fathers-in-law! Happy Birthday Don!
My husband found out yesterday his first boss passed away earlier this week.
It never occurred to me until just now but Rod’s dad and his first boss, Jack Chugden, were very similar in character. They supported dozens of women colleagues and physicians in their professional and personal goals. They were kind.
In some ways, we owe much of our success to Jack, Rod’s first post-college boss.
Jack changed the direction of our lives with a job offer for my husband, Rod. It was his first legit job with benefits and a company car. We were more excited about the company car than the dental plan.
In some ways, Jack is the reason we got married. Why? Because when my husband proposed to me he was underemployed.
My dad had concerns.
My dad called me from a landline before he and my mom were scheduled to board a flight.
My dad shared his concerns about my plan to marry a guy (who they loved) but who worked part-time at a golf course and lived with his parents.
Jack was the man who hired my husband for an entry-level sales job at Abbott Pharmaceuticals. In a small world story, my husband discovered, during his interview, he had been Jack’s paperboy. Upon realizing this Rod asked Jack about the broken screen door following an early morning aggressive toss of The Denver Post.
Jack recalled that the paperboy returned later in the day to repair his screen.
Jack remembered that paperboy.
Thank you Jack for hiring your former paper boy. You picked the right candidate.
You changed our lives and my dad slept better knowing his future SIL was employed and had a dental plan. And a Happy early birthday to my dad! I won the lottery with my dad (and mom) too. My dad is going to text me and ask me if he is the mega million or the scratch ticket. ;0)
Who played a part in the direction of your life?
FINDS + FAVORITES AT EVERYDAY EDITS
- Did you know Trader Joe’s has a podcast? This episode explains the process of choosing a location. The one they are talking about happens to be in Colorado.
- I got this tinted sunscreen. I don’t think my face glows like my daughter’s but I really like it.
- These cotton-wool sweaters are a staple! On sale here.
- Is there a window to wear brown? I love brown in the fall, but can I where brown after Thanksgiving?
- And to stay in front of it yes I realize that question is a FWP (first world problem).
- Did you know you can shop Target clearance in your jammies? Neither did I.
DID YOU SEE THESE POSTS FROM THE WEEK?
- SHOP HERE OR CLICK BELOW:
- Crew neck sweater (I have 4 of these)
- Love these dish cloths! Made in USA
- Now that you know how to dry plastic foodbags maybe it’s time to invest in these Stasher bags
- Santa brought the family Stasher bags last Christmas.
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