POBC Lucky that I'm still able to Work

“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.”

Erin Ninehouser loves photography for its ability to reveal truths and insights that are often too difficult to capture with words. She believes, as Garrison Keillor says through his troubled yet triumphant character Barbara in Pontoon, that “the only sermon that counts is the one formed by our actions.” A native of New Castle, Erin has made her home in Ambridge where she lives happily with her wonderful husband Dave, their three adorable and hilarious cats, and their “old gentleman” dog, Max. Erin is excited to help tell the stories of the people of Beaver County. You can see more of her work on Facebook and connect on Instagram or Twitter.