These are tiny Kermit Green Button Pom Flowers from a very special bouquet given to me by dear friends at the loss of my brother.
My brother, got me my first job. I was going to be starting my freshman year at UC Davis as a computer engineering major and he knew a supervisor at the company, Radio Shack. He persuaded his friend to hire me in the quality control department. This is something my husband and I still laugh about because of my incessant need and love for details.
Later, after I had switched colleges to the Santa Cruz Bay area, my brother found me another job. He hired me to work at the Video store he was managing. It was great working with him, and I appreciated his confidence in me. Unfortunately, it was a short stint there due to two incidents. I grew up pretty sheltered and when some ladies came in looking for Chippendale videos, I took them over to the Disney section and showed them those rascally chipmunks. They laughed and thought I was joking. I was not.
The other incident that sealed my fate and convinced me that it was a wise move getting out of computer engineering was the morning after I had worked the closing shift. My brother arrived at the store to find a completely crashed computer system. It cost him hours and hours of work re-entering data and I’m sure there was also some embarrassment with the owner of the store since it was his sister who was responsible. He never yelled at me or fired me.
Through those college years his home was always open to me and I will never forget his generosity. He had a smile that could light up any room and it will be greatly missed.
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