Thursday, July 10, 2014

Total Throwback Thursday

I was looking through some old photos this week and came across these.  This was my first day "on the job" back in 2004.

I wasn't really a trucker yet, as I didn't have my license at this time, but it was one of the very first loads I went on with Ed that he let me get out and help him.  We were at the Newport News, Virginia marine terminal.  I don't even remember what he instructed me to do - throw this strap, tighten that one - but I was so excited to be part of it.

I'm wearing Ed's favorite fishing hat, his work gloves, and his plaid jacket.  It's probably the most trucker garb I've ever worn at once in the ten years I've been out here.

I don't know, maybe he was trying to scare me off by putting me to work on a cold, windy dock at a port, but it didn't work.

Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha.  I'm still here, baby!

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2013:  Attack Of The 50 Foot Chicagoan

2012: The Art Of The Merge (And Other Simple Courtesies Of The Road)
2011: Montana Fluff
2010: Stop The Presses!
2009: Fiesta Ed Friday
2008: Crotchety Old Woman
2007: One Side Of A Coin
2006: Why Oh Why
2005: Sign Of The Times

1 comment:

Gil said...

never would have guessed that this was taken on your first day on the job as you look like a Pro!