After I left the power plant and went to work for Dell on August 20, 2001, I wrote letters back to my friends at the plant letting them know how things were going. This is the one hundred and twenty eighth letter I wrote. Keep in mind that at the time when I originally penned this letter I didn’t intend on it being posted online.
11/30/07 — Figured it out
Dear Power Plant Men (Women and Old Timers),
Thanks Ben for remindin’ me. Larry Wyskup was the other guy, and Don Spears was the Electrical Supervisor at Muskogee. — But there was another thing…..
Early this morning I woke up in a cold sweat when I realized that it wasn’t Bob Kennedy that was on that overhaul with us, it was a guy named Joe Flannery. I had him confused with Bob Kennedy because they were both very tall.
There were a couple of things that I remember about Flannery. One was that he was real strong (and I don’t mean in an odor sort of way). If you needed your car moved over one spot in the parking lot, all you had to do was ask Flannery and he could move it over for you.
I also remember that he was always arguing with someone in the Muskogee Electric Shop (I think it was Ellis Moore — At least I think that’s his name). — Bein’ the good ex-janitor that I was (and Psychology School Graduate), he asked me to help him out with his personality.
He wanted to know why people didn’t like him very much even though he had the innocent face of Goober on the Andy Griffith Show (and we all know how likable Goober is — Especially when he grins).
I told him that it wasn’t enough just to be helpful by carrying their 2 ton motors over his shoulder for them, but that when he set it down he had to make sure he wasn’t crushing someone’s toolbox. — Well. It was something like that anyway. We worked on it over the three months we were there.
I just thought I would clear that up for all of you who really didn’t care in the first place…..
Your friendly Dell Programmer,
Kevin James Anthony Breazile
Application Management Analyst