One of my favorite parts of my job is meeting retirees and sharing their stories with you. I probably could write a book about 91-year-old Edwin Kravitz, a World War II veteran who retired from the company in 1998. Check out this article about how he recently won a Bronze Star Medal, and three other awards, more than seven decades late.
I also had a blast getting to know adventurous retiree Ron Smith. Only 12 days after he retired, he hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, or A.T., traversing 2,200 miles through 14 states. Read about what he ate, where he slept, and how he escaped a run-in with a black bear.
Two employees didn’t want to wait until retirement. Matt Sizemore hiked the entire A.T. just before he started at the company, shortly after graduating from college. Garrett Braun took on a more manageable hike post-graduation—the 272-mile Long Trail in Vermont.
Employees are enjoying the Great Outdoors on the West Coast, too. Colton Worthen, gas operations rep in Utah, grew up exploring the Paiute Trail by ATV. Today, he’s passing on the love of the trail to his young daughter, Maddi.
Another Utah employee, Wes Parker, recently helped nab a burglar. He called the cops when he saw an unfamiliar man enter the home of his family friend, a 90-year-old widow. Read the fascinating details of the story.
Finally, read Vera Thom’s firsthand account of the importance of documenting your legacy for future generations. She explains why an “ethical will”—a moral and spiritual guide for future generations—can be just as valuable as a legal will.