Thanking the People Who Molded and Shaped Us

We all should focus some time on the people who made us what we are. Let me urge you to say 'thank you' a lot as you pass through this life.


  • Take care of the troops.
  • It's not the boss who puts out there fires, it's the guys.
  • There is no need to yell. An expression of disappointment is a much stronger message than a screaming, ranting, tirade.
  • You can be a boss and a buddy if the guys understand that you are the boss and not to try to get over on you. 
  • Do not ask people to do something you had not done or would not do.

Like Mr. Whitty, we all should focus some time on the people who made us what we are. Let me urge you to say 'thank you' a lot as you pass through this life. Let me also suggest that as you age, life moves a lot faster. Heck, it was on June first that I began my 14th year of retired bliss from the Newark Fire pastures.

The key to this article is simple. No man is an island. You need to consider this and act accordingly. Help others as others helped you.