The First Time I Met Jimi


is Jeff Brown, a co-worker of Jimi’s.
I can assure you all that ALL of us who work with Jimi found him to a wonderful
person to be around. As I stated earlier, Jimi and I hired in to the plant on
the same day. We had 3 weeks of classroom training before we were able to even
see the plant floor. I knew from the first day of training that he had a great
sense of humor. There were about 50 of us in the same room. Where Jimi was
sitting, there was an empty seat between him and the next person. We all had to
write our names on a name tent and sit it in front of us. Jimi came up for a
name of a person in the empty seat. He wrote down the name HARVEY (as in the old
jimmy Stewart movie) and placed the tent in front of the seat. As the days went
on, we had several different speakers come in to talk to us about the plant.
Every one of them would ALWAYS ask were Harvey WAS. (Keep in mind that none of us ever
met before). We all looked at Jimi to hear the excuse of Harvey ’s absents.  Jimi
NEVER failed to make the whole room start laughing. He kept us entertained all
through the training classes.

all miss the “little bastard“ (that was the nickname some of his co-workers
gave him, just because of the crazy stories he would tell us.)

I am
sure he is looking down on all us just grinning from ear to ear wanting to tell
us something crazy! And I for one can’t wait to hear what he has to


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  1. Thank you for sharing that with us Jeff!

    He sure was a character! But he was one lovely character that nobody can ever replace!

    Thank you again!

  2. He sure was a character!

    Another former co-worker from AAI replied to my first letter stating


    I agree with that statement.


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