“I’ve been working for the [Beaver County Transit Authority] for about 15 years now. I moved down here in 1957, worked at J&L and then LTV for like 43 ½ years. Then I went to U.S. Steel, worked there about 2 ½ and I started here when I was there, 6 days/week, sometimes 20 hours/day. Just… something to do. And the extra money don’t hurt.
I lived in the best times this country’s ever seen, right after WWII through about 1972. Those were my workman years and I worked day and night. I’m still working; I’ll be 80 years old in 10 days and I’m lucky that I’m still able to work. We need manufacturing and industry here, it can’t be all service-sector jobs.”