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I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.

Lily Tomlin

Back to West Jordan

I lived with my mother for the second time, from at least 1980 to 1985. The second period ended when mom married Howard (see Dorothy’s Condo). But I get ahead of myself. While I lived with mom I quit my job with John Evans Co. and started working at 7/11. I worked at different 7/11’s for about three years. While I was still working for 7/11 I got a part time job at the Murray Liquor store. I know I started as Christmas help but I don’t remember if I started in November or December. What I do know is that I liked the job, best one I ever had. The beginning of a nearly 20 year career.

Aunt Dorothy’s Condo – 2036 East 2700 South – 1985 to 1986

I moved into this condominium complex right after my mother married Howard Barben in January of 1985. Mom had sold the house on 2200 West in West Jordan and I needed a place to live.

This was one of those poorly built apartment buildings that was turned into a condominium. Paper thin walls, literally everything could be heard from your neighbors. While I lived here I met a new friend, Andy Bosse.

1870 East 7030 South – 1986 to 1988

I moved into this three bedroom house sometime in 1986 or 1987. I shared the house with Andy Bosse a friend from Columbus Ohio. This was a real party house. Andy worked at Snowbird. I met all of Andy’s friends, several married couples that he knew from Ohio and Boston. This was the first time I had been friends with people from other states. I lived in this house for about a year and 1/2.

Irving Heights Apartments – 1963 South 1200 East – 1988 to 1995

I moved to this apartment house in 1988 or 1989 (I think). This apartment was one of the best places I lived. I lived alone and made many friends among the residents. The picture isn’t very good, I took it from inside my car.

I lived here about 7 years. During my stay here I worked for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control as a technical specialist. I fixed computers and helped design the POS system.

I was made assistant manager of the apartment building and worked part time painting apartments and getting them ready for new occupants. I moved out in 1996 to go to California.

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