Jimmie was one of ten children and never attended high school because he needed to work in the mines to help support the family. At seventeen, Jimmie hitchhiked to South Point, Ohio where he got a job pumping gas at a tiny general store. He eventually started his own automotive repair shop and became so well
They have been married for almost 54 years. After leaving the Army he drove a truck for Pepsi. He said “One morning when I was driving it was very foggy and I couldn’t see the train tracks, as a was driving on them a train hit me and smashed the passenger side of the truck. It was inches from smashing me, I still to this day believe that the reason I didn’t die that day was because I went back and gave your grandma a second kiss before I left to go do my route.” In 1966 he started working at Hercules Power Plant, where he made rocket motors for the Vietnam war until 1970. He then went and worked at Ottawa Power Plant as a power plant operator, he retired in 1999.
Audie Leon Murphy born in Kingston, Texas on June 20, 1925, he was the seventh child of twelve to Josie Bell and Emmett Berry Murphy. The murphys were sharecroppers, sharecropping is a system of agriculture where the landowner allows a tenant to use the land in return for a share of the crops produced of their land. Murphy’s father, Emmett, had no plan on how to feed his family, Emit drifted in and out of his family’s life and soon he deserted them. To help support his family Audie dropped out of school in 5th grade and started picking cotton for a dollar a day. Audie Murphy also helped feed his mother and siblings by going hunting for rabbits and small animals around their property eventually he became very skilled with a rifle.
Charles Walgreen was born in 1873 in Galesburg, Illinois. After losing the tip of his finger in a shoe factory, he went to work at the age of 16 in a drugstore. This experience was far from successful; he left after only a year and a half on the job. In 1893, Walgreen moved to Chicago. At that time there were more than 1,500 drugstores in the city proper.
He built his own house, and repaired the family vehicles, also employed as a tow motor operator for 30 years, after retiring, he also works as a janitor for 11 years at an Elementary School, and he provides help to his friends by putting up hay, also he fills in as a father figure for his nephew and mowing grass, and cut down trees. While layoff, he butchered cows, and painted houses. 20 years, as a member of the Church and the Fire Department, although he afraid of heights, however, he climbed up a silo, and carried a man down who hung himself at the peak, also man had been up
Joselin Reynoso May 1, 2016 Swk 239 Sanjiri is a 10yr old boy from India who has been working for 2 yrs now gathering crops. Sanjiri has never attended any school because his family needs him to work so he could help financially. All over the world for centuries now we have children just like Sanjiri, who cannot attend school because they come from families who are very poor. Not only does child labor apply to those children who are working in factories or in agriculture but also to girls who are taken as wives or for prostitution and boys who are taken as soldiers. Around the world there is about 168 million children employed, according to the international Labour Organization.
This was the first of many calls I encountered that I felt confident this was a career I wanted to pursue. I felt a rush, and a sense of pride that I have never felt before. As the number of ride a long’s I partook on grew I learned the variety of calls that an officer can encounter during a shift. As well as the many other challenges an officer faces. Furthermore, I believe that Law Enforcement will
However, his father, Leighton, also drove a truck in the Army Infantry during World War II. With only a fourth grade education, Dr. Anderson’s father was able to get a job in the Industrial Midwest were two of Dr. Anderson’s uncles lived. In this time of racial segregation, his family participated in the Great Migration movement, relocating to South Blend, Indiana. Here his father had a well-paid job at the foundry of the
Honestly, I have never planned on going to college in my life. When I get out of school I have a business waiting on me. My father’s occupation is a cowboy, he works cows in all four states (Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma) and even out of the four states sometimes. I’ve been working cows with my dad since I was 4 years old. It is an occupation I am very educated in.
I ran to my father dangling my arm yelling “DAD I BROKE MY ARM!” He didn’t believe me at first, but once he saw my arm he knew it was true. Luckily, a family friend –who was a cardiologist- was there and helped us to the emergency room 15 minutes away. I was nine years old when this occurred and it significantly influenced my decision of pursuing medicine. But I didn’t have time to dwell on the minutia, because the majority of my adolescence was spent working at my parents’ restaurant after school. I would bus tables, take to-go orders, roll silverware in napkins, and drop off catering orders near and far.