Sunday, June 26, 2011

He Walked Across the Street....

Coca-Cola Tech by Studio Antwan

For those of you not familiar with Atlanta geography and landmarks....the beautiful campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology is in downtown Atlanta.  Along with that, is the world headquarters for Coca-Cola.  Actually, they are right across the street from each other.  Literally. 

My husband graduated from Georgia Tech in December 1972 and after celebrating Christmas and New Year's with family and friends.....he walked across the street.  He started his new job January 2, 1973 with Coca-Cola.

He worked HARD.  VERY hard.  VERY, VERY HARD.  He made his way through the ranks.

He has many-a-story to when his territory, as a young buck, was Plains, GA when Jimmy Carter was President.

The little boy from Panthersville, GA with determination, perseverance, and smarts, carved out a career that not many nowadays can experience ~ almost forty years with the same company.

This little girl from Birdsboro, PA is grateful.  Very grateful.

We were blessed to be afforded some terrific perks and opportunities all along the way, almost too many to recount.  We did some fabulous travelling ~ with two of my favorites being the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway (magical), and fun trips to such enchanting places as England, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, France, Monte Carlo, Italy, Israel, Egypt, and Hong Kong.

JT (as his Coke family calls him) had a stellar career ~ brightly shining.  And now it dims.  His choice.  It is time.

Words can not really express how PROUD we are of him.  Our family is thankful for this man and his career.

And now.....BLESSINGS and LOVE, as he comes full circle.  As, once again ~ he walks across the street. 

He will be working with GA TECH.


  1. Outstanding! Heartfelt congratulations to you, Jim! We'll be praying Psalm 20:4-5 for you and your family and that you'll be showered with God's richest blessings! ~ chip& joy

  2. Very impressive, Jim! Congratulations & best wishes.
    Mike Shetler

  3. Wow, this is wonderful. Congratulations and many more successful and dedicated years ahead. Good health and many blessings to you all.---Madel

  4. This is wonderful Becky!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this part of your life with us. I'm so happy for your whole family.

    Love that first picture!!! Great detail in the two buildings!!!

    Can't believe it is July... Ahhh Summertime!

    Love you and your family, I pray for you on a weekly basis. Sorry I do not get to "chat" that often, but you are always on my mind.

    I've been meaning to take a picture of the red floral tray that you sent... it is just lovely in my kitchen!!

    Love Carissa


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