American Job - f/Mary Alice (Powers) Tickle
(Posted as received with a little embelishment, |*|James L. Steele)

Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 10:37:50 EST

----- Original Message -----
From: John Brickley <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 4:25 PM
Subject: American Job

      Regarding job layoffs in the U.S.:
      Joe Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE
      IN JAPAN) for 6 a.m. While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA)
      was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG).
      He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA),
      designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA).

      After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN
      INDIA) he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO)
      to see how much he could spend today. After setting his watch
      (MADE IN TAIWAN) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA),
      he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY) and continued his search
      for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.
      At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day, Joe
      decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL),
      poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE),
      turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA),
      and then wondered why he can't find a good paying job in .....AMERICA!!!

P.S. Please note this message came from an address in Italy.
       Thank you Italians!  Many of US (in U.S.) need reminding of our
       wayward ways!  Thank you Mary Alice.  JSteele, 11/29/2001.

P.S. Two: I learned that Mary Alice Powers [Tickle] passed away on September 25, 2004.  She died
        of cancer after a brief period of illness as submitted by Sandra Lemley [Mitchell] in an Email dated
        09/26/2004.  I will remember Mary Alice as one of the most enthusiastic members of our Class of '56.
        Others will surely remember her similarly and living life to the fullest.  She was a great friend to many as
        signified by her submission of the above words for Class '56 recongnition of America. 
        JSteele, 04/04/2004.

Posted: November 29, 2001  JSteele
Updated: April 04, 2004  JSteele