This will be the first of many stories to come about my family and its relationship with Ford Motor Company. Ford has helped my family grow, travel, and nap for fifty years, all traditions I will do my best to keep going.

My Grandfather worked for Ford Motor Company for thirty years before retiring, moving back home, and making sure he gets his nap every day at three. Ford has been good to our family. It helped my Grandpa raise my Father and Uncle, myself and my sister, and give me the values to someday raise my own children.

What I Miss

  1. The first thing I miss is visiting my Grandpa at the Ford Plant in Chicago Heights, IL on Halloween.
  2. I really miss the free peanuts he always had whenever we’d visit him
  3. The thing I miss the most, is my Ford F-150, but you’ll hear a lot more about that in the future.

For now, let’s talk less about where I was with Ford in the past and where I am with them in the present. In the last two years I have watched the American economy go haywire to say the least. I was a millwork specialist and then people stopped building homes. I had a Ford pickup truck and couldn’t be happier. When I started my new job which was all driving I had to give my truck to my Father and get a better gas mileage vehicle.

New Truck Before Too Long

One of the many stops on my work route is in Kentucky, near Louisville. Ford F150 just calls my name from the lot to the road. I may have gotten rid of my 2006, but thanks to Ford’s decision not to take TARP money and redesign their brand from the bottom up, their cars and trucks are just getting better and better all the time. They’re just begging me to come back. I stopped in to Shelbyville, used Ford Superduty had caught my eye and I knew right away it wasn’t going to be long before I was back in the best driver seat there is, a Ford truck!